Eating History

Eating History

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Food expert and celebrated food historian Andrew F. Smith recountsa mdash;in delicious detaila 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 the way America eats. Smith's story opens with early America, an agriculturally independent nation where most citizens grew and consumed their own food. Over the next two hundred years, however, Americans would cultivate an entirely different approach to crops and consumption. Advances in food processing, transportation, regulation, nutrition, and science introduced highly complex and mechanized methods of production. The proliferation of cookbooks, cooking shows, and professionally designed kitchens made meals more commercially, politically, and culturally potent. To better understand these trends, Smith delves deeply and humorously into their creation. Ultimately he shows how, by revisiting this history, we can reclaim the independent, locally sustainable roots of American food.Thirty Turning Points in the Making of American Cuisine Andrew F Smith. 1982 ... Another kind of diet drink was the meal-replacement beverage, touted as complete, low-calorie nutrition in a can. ... Even premium ice cream manufacturer HAcagen-Dazs has introduced a line of low-fat ice creams, and Oreos are available inanbsp;...

Title:Eating History
Author:Andrew F Smith
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2009-10-22


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