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Author O'Connell, Libby H.

Title The American plate : a culinary history in 100 bites / Libby H. O'Connell. [Boundless electronic resource]

Publication Info. Sourcebooks Inc., 2014.
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Contents Chapter 1. The Three Sisters and So Much More -- Chapter 2. Cod, Beaver Tail, and Sassafras -- Chapter 3. Breakfast with Rum and Tea -- Chapter 4. Roast Turtles and Hangtown Fry -- Chapter 5. Hardtack and Chop Suey -- Chapter 6. Baked Alaska and Barbecue -- Chapter 7. Hot Dogs, Liberty Gardens, and Bathtub Gin -- Chapter 8. Scrambled Eggs, Hershey Bars, and Peach Cobbler -- Chapter 9. Coca-Cola, Iceberg Lettuce, and Fast Food -- Chapter 10. Microwave Popcorn, Mesclun Greens, and Salsa -- Epilogue: A Few Extra Bites: American food today.
Summary Presents a history of American food in one hundred culinary staples, from Native American maize traditions to the contemporary cuisines of sushi and salsa. "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."--Provided by publisher.
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Subject Food -- United States -- History.
Diet -- United States -- History.
Cooking, American -- History.
Diet.
Cooking, American.
Food.
United States -- History.
United States.
Genre Downloadable e-Books.
Electronic books.
History.
Added Author Boundless (Digital media service)
ISBN 9781492603030 : $16.99
1492603031 : $16.99
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