The Food of a Younger Land by Mark Kurlansky
  • The Food of a Younger Land by Mark Kurlansky

The Food of a Younger Land by Mark Kurlansky

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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.

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Format: Trade Paperback

Condition: vg- condition, minor shelf wear with some browning on page edges

Size: 5.25"x8.0"

Pages: 452pp, 2009 edition

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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.

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