The Food of a Younger Land: The Middle West Eats

The Food of a Younger Land: The Middle West Eats

Mark Kurlansky

The meals of a more youthful Land: the center West Eats: Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, North Dakota

A awesome portrait of yankee nutrients ahead of international conflict II, provided through the hot York Times-bestselling writer of Cod and Salt.

Award-winning long island Times-bestselling writer Mark Kurlansky takes us again to the foodstuff and consuming behavior of a more youthful the USA: ahead of the nationwide street procedure introduced the rustic nearer jointly; ahead of chain eating places imposed uniformity and coffee caliber; and ahead of the Frigidaire intended frozen foodstuff in mass amounts, the nation's nutrition was once seasonal, neighborhood, and conventional. It helped shape the targeted personality, attitudes, and customs of these who ate it.

In the Thirties, with the rustic gripped via the good melancholy and thousands of american citizens suffering to get through, FDR created the Federal Writers' venture below the hot Deal as a make-work application for artists and authors. a few writers, together with Zora Neale Hurston, Eudora Welty, and Nelson Algren, have been dispatched all throughout the USA to chronicle the consuming behavior, traditions, and struggles of local community. The undertaking, known as "America Eats," used to be deserted within the early Forties end result of the international conflict and not completed.

The foodstuff of a more youthful Land reveals this forgotten literary and old treasure and brings it to exuberant existence. Mark Kurlansky's excellent ebook captures those amazing tales, and mixed with real recipes, anecdotes, pictures, and his personal musings and research, conjures up a bygone period while american citizens had by no means heard of quick nutrition and the grocery superstore was once something of the long run. Kurlansky serves as a consultant to this hearty and poignant examine the country's roots.

From long island automats to Georgia Coca-Cola events, from Arkansas possum-eating golf equipment to Puget Sound salmon feasts, from Choctaw funerals to South Carolina barbecues, the WPA writers came across americans of their local niches and consuming a massive variety of nutrition. From Mississippi chittlins to Indiana persimmon puddings, Maine lobsters, and Montana beavertails, they recorded the curiosities, commonalities, and groups of yank nutrients.

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