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
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...

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...

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....

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...

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....

Burn the Ice
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Burn the Ice


  • Author : Kevin Alexander
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-07-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525558033


Burn the Ice Book Description :

"Inspiring"—Danny Meyer, CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group; Founder, Shake Shack; and author, Setting the Table James Beard Award-winning food journalist Kevin Alexander traces an exhilarating golden age in American dining Over the past decade, Kevin Alexander saw American dining turned on its head. Starting in 2006, the food world underwent a transformation as the established gatekeepers of American culinary creativity in New York City and the Bay Area were forced to contend with Portland, Oregon. Its new, no-holds-barred, casual fine-dining style became a template for other cities, and a culinary revolution swept across America. Traditional ramen shops opened in Oklahoma City. Craft cocktail speakeasies appeared in Boise. Poke bowls sprung up i...

Eight Flavors
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Eight Flavors


  • Author : Sarah Lohman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-11-14
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476753966


Eight Flavors Book Description :

This unique culinary history of America offers a fascinating look at our past and uses long-forgotten recipes to explain how eight flavors changed how we eat. Eight Flavors introduces the explorers, merchants, botanists, farmers, writers, and chefs whose choices came to define the American palate. Lohman takes you on a journey through the past to tell us something about our present, and our future. We meet John Crowninshield a New England merchant who traveled to Sumatra in the 1790s in search of black pepper. And Edmond Albius, a twelve-year-old slave who lived on an island off the coast of Madagascar, who discovered the technique still used to pollinate vanilla orchids today. Weaving together original research, historical recipes, gorgeous illustra...

Dining at Delmonico s

Dining at Delmonico s


  • Author : Judith Choate
  • Publisher : Stewart, Tabori and Chang
  • Release Date : 2008-10-01
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1584797223


Dining at Delmonico s Book Description :

Paying tribute to America's oldest restaurant, Delmonico's in Manhattan, a collection of eighty recipes re-creates the signature dishes that the restaurant made famous, including Lobster à la Newburg, Eggs Benedict, Manhattan Clam Chowder, and Baked Alaska, along with a gastronomic history that follows Delmonico's from its founding in 1837....

Dining Out

Dining Out


  • Author : Katie Rawson
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2019-08-12
  • 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...