The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food-Before the National Highway System, Before Chain Restaurants, and Before Frozen Food, When the Nation's Food Was Seasonal,

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Paperback, Riverhead Books, 2010, ISBN13 9781594484575, ISBN10 1594484570

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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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Contributed by: Kurlansky, Mark
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publish Date: Apr 06, 2010
ISBN-13: 9781594484575
ISBN-10: 1594484570
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 480
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.75
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.9 x 5.1 x 1.1
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