The Food of a Younger Land: The WPA's Portrait of Food in Pre-World War II America

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ISBN: 1594484570
Author: Mark Kurlansky
Book title: The Food of a Younger Land: The WPA's Portrait of Food in Pre-World War II America
Format: pdf, epub, fb2, djvu
Pages: 480
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Language: English
Category: Holiday Cooking Books
Size ePub version: 1424 kb
Size fb2 version: 1321 kb

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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..No Marketing BlurbA 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

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