A Culinary History of The Great Black Swamp: Buckeye Candy, Bratwurst and Apple Butter

A Culinary History of The Great Black Swamp: Buckeye Candy, Bratwurst and Apple Butter

by Nathan Cook
     
 

The cultural and physical landscape of the Great Black Swamp is a monument to the hardship and perseverance of the people who drained and settled the region. They transformed densely forested wetlands into one of the most productive agricultural areas in the nation. Commercial crops of corn, soy, tomatoes and wheat are dominant in the fertile loam of southeastern… See more details below

Overview

The cultural and physical landscape of the Great Black Swamp is a monument to the hardship and perseverance of the people who drained and settled the region. They transformed densely forested wetlands into one of the most productive agricultural areas in the nation. Commercial crops of corn, soy, tomatoes and wheat are dominant in the fertile loam of southeastern Michigan, northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. However, each immigrant group calling this place home brought its own culinary traditions—from pickled eggs to peanut butter pie. With a foreword by Lucy Long of the Center for Food and Culture, author Nathan Crook explores the landscape, history, culture and representative cuisines that make eating here a unique and memorable experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148862512
Publisher:
The History Press, Inc.
Publication date:
11/18/2013
Series:
American Palate , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

Bowling Green resident Nathan C. Crook, PhD, is a cultural anthropologist and Assistant Professor of English and Agricultural Communication at The Ohio State University’s agricultural campus in Wooster. He researches and writes about the myriad uses of food as a community identifier and a mode of communication.

Lucy Long, PhD, is the executive director of the Center for Food and Culture, based in Bowling Green, Ohio. The organization's mission is to to promote an understanding of the power of food to connect individuals to past, place and other people.

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