Ten Restaurants That Changed America


  • Author: Paul Freedman
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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Finalist for the IACP Cookbook Award A Washington Post Notable Book of the Year A Smithsonian Best Food Book of the Year Longlisted for the Art of Eating PrizeFeaturing 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 f...

Ten Restaurants That Changed America
Score: 4
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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...

Ten Restaurants That Changed America
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Ten Restaurants That Changed America


  • Author : Paul Freedman
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018-10-23
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1631494988


Ten Restaurants That Changed America Book Description :

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 tastes, Freedman uses each restaurant to reveal a wider story of race and class, immigration and assimilation. "As much about the contradictions and contrasts in this cou...

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...

Dining Out

Dining Out


  • Author : Katie Rawson
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2019-07-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789140958


Dining Out Book Description :

A global history of restaurants beyond white tablecloths and maître d’s, Dining Out presents restaurants both as businesses and as venues for a range of human experiences. From banquets in twelfth-century China to the medicinal roots of French restaurants, the origins of restaurants are not singular—nor is the history this book tells. Katie Rawson and Elliott Shore highlight stories across time and place, including how chifa restaurants emerged from the migration of Chinese workers and their marriage to Peruvian businesswomen in nineteenth-century Peru; how Alexander Soyer transformed kitchen chemistry by popularizing the gas stove, pre-dating the pyrotechnics of molecular gastronomy by a century; and how Harvey Girls dispelled the ill repute of...

Food
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Food


  • Author : Paul Freedman
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0520254767


Food Book Description :

This richly illustrated book applies the discoveries of the new generation of food historians to the pleasures of dining and the culinary accomplishments of diverse civilizations, past and present. Freedman gathers essays by French, German, Belgian, American, and British historians to present a comprehensive, chronological history of taste....

Smart Casual

Smart Casual


  • Author : Alison Pearlman
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-15
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226651408


Smart Casual Book Description :

Explores the evolution of gourmet restaurant style in recent decades, which has led to an increasing informality in restaurant design, and examines what these changes say about current attitudes toward taste....

The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World

The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World


  • Author : Tom Roston
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683356936


The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World Book Description :

The remarkable story of a restaurant on top of the world—built by a legend, destroyed in tragedy—and an era in New York City it helped to frame In the 1970s, New York City was plagued by crime, filth, and an ineffective government. The city was falling apart, and even the newly constructed World Trade Center threatened to be a fiasco. But in April 1976, a quarter-mile up on the 107th floor of the North Tower, a new restaurant called Windows on the World opened its doors—a glittering sign that New York wasn’t done just yet. In The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World, journalist Tom Roston tells the complete history of this incredible restaurant, from its stunning $14-million opening to 9/11 and its tragic end. There are stories of the peo...

A History of Howard Johnson s

A History of Howard Johnson s


  • Author : Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-08-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614239161


A History of Howard Johnson s Book Description :

The iconic restaurant chain that defined Americana by introducing twenty-eight flavors of ice cream, “tendersweet” clam strips, grilled “frankforts,” and more. Popularly known as the “Father of the Franchise Industry,” Howard Johnson delivered good food and fair prices—a winning combination that brought appreciative customers back for more. The attractive white Colonial Revival restaurants, with eye-catching porcelain tile roofs, illuminated cupolas, and sea blue shutters, were described in Reader’s Digest in 1949 as the epitome of “eating places that look like New England town meeting houses dressed up for Sunday.” Learn how Johnson created an orange-roofed empire of ice cream stands and restaurants that stretched from Maine to F...

Images of the Medieval Peasant
Score: 2.5
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Images of the Medieval Peasant


  • Author : Paul H. Freedman
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0804733732


Images of the Medieval Peasant Book Description :

The medieval clergy, aristocracy, and commercial classes tended to regard peasants as objects of contempt and derision. In religious writings, satires, sermons, chronicles, and artistic representations peasants often appeared as dirty, foolish, dishonest, even as subhuman or bestial. Their lowliness was commonly regarded as a natural corollary of the drudgery of their agricultural toil. Yet, at the same time, the peasantry was not viewed as “other” in the manner of other condemned groups, such as Jews, lepers, Muslims, or the imagined “monstrous races” of the East. Several crucial characteristics of the peasantry rendered it less clearly alien from the elite perspective: peasants were not a minority, their work in the fields nourished all oth...

The Course of History
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Course of History


  • Author : Struan Stevenson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781948924252


The Course of History Book Description :

An entertaining seat at the table of ten power meals that shaped history—including the menus and recreated recipes! Some of the most consequential decisions in history were decided at the dinner table, accompanied—and perhaps influenced—by copious amounts of food and drink. This fascinating book explores ten of those pivotal meals, presenting the contexts, key participants, table talk, and outcomes of each. It offers unique insight into the minds and appetites of some of history’s most famous and notorious characters, including Bonnie Prince Charlie, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Richard Nixon. Feasting on leg of lamb, Bonnie Prince Charlie doomed the J...