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Author Smith, Andrew F., 1946-

Title Eating history [electronic resource] : 30 turning points in the making of American cuisine / Andrew F. Smith.

Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 376 pages) : illustrations.
Series Arts and traditions of the table
Arts and traditions of the table.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-363) and index.
Contents Prologue -- Oliver Evans's automated mill -- The Erie Canal -- Delmonico's -- Sylvester Graham's reforms -- Cyrus McCormick's reaper -- A multiethnic smorgasbord -- Giving thanks -- Gail Borden's canned milk -- The homogenizing war -- The transcontinental railroad -- Fair food -- Henry Crowell's Quaker special -- Wilbur O. Atwater's calorimeter -- The Cracker Jack snack -- Fannie Farmer's cookbook -- The Kelloggs' corn flakes -- Upton Sinclair's Jungle -- Frozen seafood and TV dinners -- Michael Cullen's super market -- Earle MacAusland's Gourmet -- Jerome I. Rodale's Organic gardening -- Percy Spencer's radar -- Frances Roth and Katharine Angell's CIA -- McDonald's drive-in -- Julia Child, the French chef -- Jean Nidetch's diet -- Alice Waters's Chez Panisse -- TVFN -- The Flavr Savr -- Mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs -- Epilogue.
Summary Food expert and celebrated food historian Andrew F. Smith recounts & mdash;in delicious detail & mdash;the creation of contemporary American cuisine. The diet of the modern American wasn't always as corporate, conglomerated, and corn-rich as it is today, and the style of American cooking, along with the ingredients that compose it, has never been fixed. With a cast of characters including bold inventors, savvy restaurateurs, ruthless advertisers, mad scientists, adventurous entrepreneurs, celebrity chefs, and relentless health nuts, Smith pins down the truly crackerjack history behind th.
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Subject Cooking, American.
Cooking, American -- History.
Food habits -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Smith, Andrew F., 1946- Eating history. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2009 9780231140935 (DLC) 2009002996 (OCoLC)300280325
ISBN 9780231511759 (electronic bk.)
0231511752 (electronic bk.)
Music No. EB00662438 Recorded Books