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The American plate

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'The American Plate' takes readers on a mouth-watering journey through America's culinary evolution into the vibrant foods we savour today.

Did you know 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.

In this mouth-watering book, Dr Libby H. O' Connell takes readers on a journey through America's culinary evolution, revealing the astonishing ways that cultures and individuals have shaped our national diet and continue to influence how we cook and eat. Peppered throughout are recipes, photos, and tidbits on dozens of foods, from surprising origins of Hershey Bars to the strange delicacies our ancestors enjoyed, including 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.

Item details

Author(s):
Libby H. O' Connell
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1492609862
ISBN-13:
9781492609865
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Title:
The American plate

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'The American Plate' takes readers on a mouth-watering journey through America's culinary evolution into the vibrant foods we savour today.

Did you know 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.

In this mouth-watering book, Dr Libby H. O' Connell takes readers on a journey through America's culinary evolution, revealing the astonishing ways that cultures and individuals have shaped our national diet and continue to influence how we cook and eat. Peppered throughout are recipes, photos, and tidbits on dozens of foods, from surprising origins of Hershey Bars to the strange delicacies our ancestors enjoyed, including 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.

Author(s):
Libby H. O' Connell
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1492609862
ISBN-13:
9781492609865
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Title:
The American plate

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