The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America: 2-Volume Set

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America: 2-Volume Set By Andrew F. Smith, The history of food and drink in America is an exciting tale of unexpected twists and turns that are even amusing than the oft repeated myths It is a story filled with hot shot inventors, high flying promoters, risk taking growers, efficiency conscious processors, hard hitting advertisers, and lip smacking consumers all of whom have contributed to transforming lowlyThe history of food and drink in America is an exciting tale of unexpected twists and turns that are even amusing than the oft repeated myths It is a story filled with hot shot inventors, high flying promoters, risk taking growers, efficiency conscious processors, hard hitting advertisers, and lip smacking consumers all of whom have contributed to transforming lowly American food into a worldwide culinary delight In 800 intriguing articles from over 200 contributors , the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America covers the significant events, inventions, and social movements in American history that have affected the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink In an A Z format, this two volume set details the regions, people, ingredients, foods, drinks, publications, advertising, companies, historical periods, and political and economic aspects pertinent to American cuisine With contributions from academia, industry, and the culinary world, the Encyclopedia provides a far ranging yet cohesive account of American history and culture from a gastronomic perspective From the extravagant feasts of Diamond Jim Brady in the Gilded Age to the fad diets and the health consciousness of today, the status and cultural significance of American food and rink has transformed throughout the years With interesting anecdotes, informative sidebars, and generous bibliographies, the Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America will captivate readers from scholars and food lovers everywhere in this journey through American culinary history.. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America Volume Set The history of food and drink in America is an exciting tale of unexpected twists and turns that are even amusing than the oft repeated myths It is a story filled with hot shot inventors high flying

  • Title: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America: 2-Volume Set
  • Author: Andrew F. Smith
  • ISBN: 9780195154375
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America: 2-Volume Set”

    1. I read this set cover to cover While I don t recommend this as generally it was a very rewarding endeavor While no single entry stands out I continue to be amazed by the amount of information out there related to our foods While this set may be too expensive for some I highly recommend it to anyone who really wants to understand American food ways If I could only have 3 food books this would be one the others being the Julia Childs The art of French cooking and Harold McGee s On Food and Cooking [...]

    2. This was selected as an Outstanding Reference Source for 2005 For the complete list, go to ala ala mgrps divs rus

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