American Cuisine  And How It Got This Way

American Cuisine And How It Got This Way


  • Author : Paul Freedman
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631494635


American Cuisine And How It Got This Way Book Description :

With an ambitious sweep over two hundred years, Paul Freedman’s lavishly illustrated history shows that there actually is an American cuisine. For centuries, skeptical foreigners—and even millions of Americans—have believed there was no such thing as American cuisine. In recent decades, hamburgers, hot dogs, and pizza have been thought to define the nation’s palate. Not so, says food historian Paul Freedman, who demonstrates that there is an exuberant and diverse, if not always coherent, American cuisine that reflects the history of the nation itself. Combining historical rigor and culinary passion, Freedman underscores three recurrent themes—regionality, standardization, and variety—that shape a completely novel history of the United Sta...

Eight Flavors
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Eight Flavors


  • Author : Sarah Lohman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-12-06
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476753980


Eight Flavors Book Description :

“Very cool…a breezy American culinary history that you didn’t know you wanted” (Bon Appetit) reveals a fascinating look at our past and uses long-forgotten recipes to explain how eight flavors changed how we eat. The United States boasts a culturally and ethnically diverse population that makes for a continually changing culinary landscape. But a young historical gastronomist named Sarah Lohman discovered that American food is united by eight flavors: black pepper, vanilla, curry powder, chili powder, soy sauce, garlic, MSG, and Sriracha. In “a unique and surprising view of American history…richly researched, intriguing, and elegantly written” (The Atlantic), Lohman sets out to explore how these influential ingredients made their way to...

Soul Food

Soul Food


  • Author : Adrian Miller
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2013-08-15
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469607634


Soul Food Book Description :

2014 James Beard Foundation Book Award, Reference and Scholarship Honor Book for Nonfiction, Black Caucus of the American Library Association In this insightful and eclectic history, Adrian Miller delves into the influences, ingredients, and innovations that make up the soul food tradition. Focusing each chapter on the culinary and social history of one dish--such as fried chicken, chitlins, yams, greens, and "red drinks--Miller uncovers how it got on the soul food plate and what it means for African American culture and identity. Miller argues that the story is more complex and surprising than commonly thought. Four centuries in the making, and fusing European, Native American, and West African cuisines, soul food--in all its fried, pork-infused, an...

Ten Restaurants That Changed America
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Ten Restaurants That Changed America


  • Author : Paul Freedman
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631492464


Ten Restaurants That Changed America Book Description :

Featuring a new chapter on ten restaurants changing America today, a “fascinating . . . sweep through centuries of food culture” (Washington Post). Combining an historian’s rigor with a food enthusiast’s palate, Paul Freedman’s seminal and highly entertaining Ten Restaurants That Changed America reveals how the history of our restaurants reflects nothing less than the history of America itself. Whether charting the rise of our love affair with Chinese food through San Francisco’s fabled Mandarin; evoking the poignant nostalgia of Howard Johnson’s, the beloved roadside chain that foreshadowed the pandemic of McDonald’s; or chronicling the convivial lunchtime crowd at Schrafft’s, the first dining establishment to cater to women’s ta...

New American Table
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

New American Table


  • Author : Marcus Samuelsson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-10-26
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470281888


New American Table Book Description :

From the winner of Top Chef Masters An affectionate, thoroughly diverse tribute to the modern American table "I'll introduce you to friends I've met along the way who have shared their foods, told me their stories and inspired me with their passion. With recipes that range from elaborate entrees to simple snacks, I give an overview of American food as I see it and, hopefully, will provide a primer to navigate through an array of international influences to bring a world of flavor into your own home." —Marcus Samuelsson In his bestselling The Soul of a New Cuisine, Marcus Samuelsson returned to the land of his birth to explore the continent's rich diversity of cultures and cuisines through recipes and stories from his travels in Africa. Now, in The ...

Eating History

Eating History


  • Author : Andrew F. Smith
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231140935


Eating History Book Description :

Offers an account of an eating history in America which focuses on a variety of topics, ingredients, and cooking styles....

Vegan Soul Kitchen
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Vegan Soul Kitchen


  • Author : Bryant Terry
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 2009-03-03
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786745036


Vegan Soul Kitchen Book Description :

The mere mention of soul food brings thoughts of greasy fare and clogged arteries. Bryant Terry offers recipes that leave out heavy salt and refined sugar, “bad” fats, and unhealthy cooking techniques, and leave in the down-home flavor. Vegan Soul Kitchen recipes use fresh, whole, high-quality, healthy ingredients and cooking methods with a focus on local, seasonal, sustainably raised food. Terry's new recipes have been conceived through the prism of the African Diaspora—cutting, pasting, reworking, and remixing African, Caribbean, African-American, Native American, and European staples, cooking techniques, and distinctive dishes to create something familiar, comforting, and deliciously unique. Reinterpreting popular dishes from African and Car...

We Are What We Eat
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

We Are What We Eat


  • Author : Donna R. Gabaccia
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674037441


We Are What We Eat Book Description :

Ghulam Bombaywala sells bagels in Houston. Demetrios dishes up pizza in Connecticut. The Wangs serve tacos in Los Angeles. How ethnicity has influenced American eating habits--and thus, the make-up and direction of the American cultural mainstream--is the story told in We Are What We Eat. It is a complex tale of ethnic mingling and borrowing, of entrepreneurship and connoisseurship, of food as a social and political symbol and weapon--and a thoroughly entertaining history of our culinary tradition of multiculturalism. The story of successive generations of Americans experimenting with their new neighbors' foods highlights the marketplace as an important arena for defining and expressing ethnic identities and relationships. We Are What We Eat follows ...

The American Plate
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The American Plate


  • Author : Libby O Connell
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2014-11-11
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492603030


The American Plate Book Description :

"Like many miniencyclopedias, this one is studded with often intriguing facts."—Kirkus New York Post Required Reading and an Entertainment Weekly Top 3 Must-Read! From the chief historian at HISTORY® comes a rich chronicle of the evolution of American cuisine and culture, from before Columbus's arrival to today. Did you know that 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. Dr. Libby H. O'Connell takes readers on a mouth...

A Taste of History Cookbook

A Taste of History Cookbook


  • Author : Walter Staib
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538746677


A Taste of History Cookbook Book Description :

The delicious, informative, and entertaining cookbook tie-in to PBS's Emmy Award-winning series A Taste of History. A TASTE OF HISTORY COOKBOOK provides a fascinating look into 18th and 19th century American history. Featuring over 150 elegant and approachable recipes featured in the Taste of History television series, paired with elegantly styled food photography, readers will want to recreate these dishes in their modern-day kitchens. Woven throughout the recipes are fascinating history lessons that introduce the people, places, and events that shaped our unique American democracy and cuisine. For instance, did you know that tofu has been a part of our culture's diet for centuries? Ben Franklin sung its praises in a letter written in 1770! With rec...