The Food of a Younger Land

The Food of a Younger Land

The Southwest Eats New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Southern California

Format
ePub
Price
$5.99
 
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101101209
  • 81 Pages
  • Riverhead
  • Adult

Overview


From the New York Times bestselling author who “powerfully demonstrates the defining role food plays in history and culture” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution).

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.

The Food of a Younger Land

The Food of a Younger Land

Mark Kurlansky

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