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The Food of a Younger Land : A Portrait of American Food Before the National Highway System, Before Chain Restaurants, and Before Frozen Food, When
by Mark Kurlansky


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A portrait of American food--before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal, regional, and traditional--from the lost WPA files.
From the "New York Times" bestselling author who "powerfully demonstrates the defining role food plays in history and culture" ("Atlanta Journal-Constitution").  Read more...


 
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Overview

A portrait of American food--before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal, regional, and traditional--from the lost WPA files.
From the "New York Times" bestselling author who "powerfully demonstrates the defining role food plays in history and culture" ("Atlanta Journal-Constitution").
In the throes of the Great Depression, a make-work initiative for authors-called "America Eats"-was created by the WPA to chronicle the eating habits, traditions, and struggles of local Americans. Mark Kurlansky, author of "Salt" and "Cod," unearths this forgotten literary treasure, chronicling a bygone era when Americans had never heard of fast food or grocery superstores. Kurlansky brings together the WPA contributions-featuring New York automats and Georgia Coca-Cola parties, Maine lobsters and Montana beaver tails-and brilliantly showcases them with authentic recipes, anecdotes, and photographs.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781594484575
  • ISBN-10: 1594484570
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • Publish Date: April 2010
  • Page Count: 451
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP


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Books > Cooking > Regional & Ethnic - American - General
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