By Producer
msnbc.com
updated 10/3/2006 1:36:41 PM ET 2006-10-03T17:36:41

The new wave of celebrity chefs do not often acknowledge their kitchen forebears.  In his new book, The United States of Arugula, David Kamp explores the history, and particularly the characters who founded the gourmet movement in America.

MSNBC.com spoke with Kamp over the phone about the development of America's gourmet tastes.

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