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The Food of a Younger Land

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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 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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ISBN: 9781594484575
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Language: English
Page Count: 451
Size: 7.79" l x 4.99" w x 1.08"
Series: N/A