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The American plate: a culinary history in 100 bites

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For generations, people have proudly defined themselves and their values through their national cuisine. But American food, like its history, is a world of its own. This enticingly fresh book introduces modern listeners to lost American food traditions and leads them on a tantalizing culinary journey through the evolution of our vibrant cuisine and culture. Covering a hundred different foods from the Native American era through today and featuring over thirty recipes, this fascinating history of American food will delight history buffs and food lovers alike.
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Full title american plate a culinary history in 100 bites
Author oconnell libby haight
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-25 23:28:53PM
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display_description Did you know that the first graham crackers were designed to reduce sexual desire? Or that Americans have tried fad diets for almost two hundred years? Why do we say things like "buck" for a dollar and "living high on the hog"? How have economics, technology, and social movements changed our tastes? Uncover these and other fascinating aspects of American food traditions in The American Plate. Dr. Libby H. O'Connell takes readers on a mouth-watering journey through America's culinary evolution into the vibrant array of foods we savor today. In 100 tantalizing bites, ranging from blueberries and bagels to peanut butter, hard cider, and Cracker Jack, O'Connell reveals the astonishing ways that cultures and individuals have shaped our national diet and continue to influence how we cook and eat. Peppered throughout with recipes, photos, and tidbits on dozens of foods, from the surprising origins of Hershey Bars to the strange delicacies our ancestors enjoyed, such as roast turtle and grilled beaver tail. Inspiring and intensely satisfying, The American Plate shows how we can use the tastes of our shared past to transform our future.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Cookbooks, Cooking, American -- History, Diet -- United States -- History, Food -- United States -- History, United States -- History
title_display The American plate : a culinary history in 100 bites
title_full The American plate : a culinary history in 100 bites / Libby H. O'Connell, The American plate [sound recording] : a culinary history in 100 bites / Libby O'Connell
title_short The American plate :
title_sub a culinary history in 100 bites
topic_facet Audiobooks, Cookbooks, Cooking, American, Diet, Food, History