The Food of a Younger Land by Mark Kurlansky
A portrait of American food before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal, regional, and traditional- from the lost WPA files.
Options presented upon check-out for 1-3 day delivery
Format: Trade Paperback
Condition: vg- condition, minor shelf wear with some browning on page edges
Pages: 452pp, 2009 edition
Others: All defects if any are formulated into pricing
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.