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The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food Before the National Highway System, Before Chain Restaurants, and Before Frozen Food, When

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781594484575
Author(s): Mark Kurlansky
Format: Paperback
Year: 2010
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Dimensions: 127 x 197 x 27 (w x l x h)
Pages: 451
Pages: 17-17

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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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