The Resource American plate. | The American plate : a culinary history in 100 bites, Libby H. O'Connell, (electronic resource)

American plate. | The American plate : a culinary history in 100 bites, Libby H. O'Connell, (electronic resource)

Label
The American plate : a culinary history in 100 bites
Title
The American plate
Title remainder
a culinary history in 100 bites
Statement of responsibility
Libby H. O'Connell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Presents a history of American food in one hundred culinary staples, from Native American maize traditions to the contemporary cuisines of sushi and salsa. "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-watering journey through America's culinary evolution into the vibrant array of foods we savor today. In 100 tantalizing bites, ranging from blueberries and bagels to peanut butter, hard cider, and Cracker Jack, O'Connell reveals the astonishing ways that cultures and individuals have shaped our national diet and continue to influence how we cook and eat. Peppered throughout with recipes, photos, and tidbits on dozens of foods, from the surprising origins of Hershey Bars to the strange delicacies our ancestors enjoyed, such as roast turtle and grilled beaver tail. Inspiring and intensely satisfying, The American Plate shows how we can use the tastes of our shared past to transform our future."--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
641.5/63
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TX360.U6
LC item number
O35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Freading eBooks
Target audience
adult
Label
American plate. | The American plate : a culinary history in 100 bites, Libby H. O'Connell, (electronic resource)
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Print version:
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. The Three Sisters and So Much More -- Chapter 2. Cod, Beaver Tail, and Sassafras -- Chapter 3. Breakfast with Rum and Tea -- Chapter 4. Roast Turtles and Hangtown Fry -- Chapter 5. Hardtack and Chop Suey -- Chapter 6. Baked Alaska and Barbecue -- Chapter 7. Hot Dogs, Liberty Gardens, and Bathtub Gin -- Chapter 8. Scrambled Eggs, Hershey Bars, and Peach Cobbler -- Chapter 9. Coca-Cola, Iceberg Lettuce, and Fast Food -- Chapter 10. Microwave Popcorn, Mesclun Greens, and Salsa -- Epilogue: A Few Extra Bites: American food today
Control code
ocn893737464
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 330 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781492603023
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
a4049f75-a3bf-4497-bae4-e2d5c651afb7
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ODN0002016727
  • (CaAE) o893737464
  • (OCoLC)893737464

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