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The Food of a Younger Land : A Portrait of American Food from the Lost Wpa Files
by Mark Kurlansky




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Recommended by Chef Jos Andr s on The Drew Barrymore Show

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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Overview

Recommended by Chef Jos Andr s on The Drew Barrymore Show

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
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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