How America Eats

How America Eats

A Social History of U.S. Food and Culture

Book - 2013
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This work, written by a food and social historian sheds a new and interesting light on American history by way of the dinner table. It is, at once, a study of America's diverse culinary history and a look at the country's unique and unprecedented journey to the present day. While undeniably a "melting pot" of different cultures and cuisines, America's food habits have been shaped as much by technological innovations and industrial progress as by the intermingling and mixture of ethnic cultures. By studying what Americans have been eating since the colonial era, we are further enlightened to the conflicting ways in which Americans have chosen to define themselves, their culture, their beliefs, and the changes those definitions have undergone over time. Understanding the American diet is the first step toward grasping the larger truths, the complex American narratives that have long been swept under the table, and the evolving answers to the question: What does it mean to be American?
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781442208759
1442208759
9781442208742
1442208740
Branch Call Number: 394.12 WALLACH
Characteristics: xv, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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