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Short History of the American Stomach / Edition 1
     

Short History of the American Stomach / Edition 1

by Frederick Kaufman
 

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ISBN-10: 0156034697

ISBN-13: 2900156034691

Pub. Date: 02/25/2009

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Frederick Kaufman Offers A Piquant Sampling Of American History by way of the stomach. Travel with him as he discovers the secret history of Puritan purges; introduces diet gurus of the nineteenth century; traces extreme feeders from Paul Bunyan to eating contest champ Dale Boone (descended from Daniel of course); and investigates our blithe efforts to re-create the

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Frederick Kaufman Offers A Piquant Sampling Of American History by way of the stomach. Travel with him as he discovers the secret history of Puritan purges; introduces diet gurus of the nineteenth century; traces extreme feeders from Paul Bunyan to eating contest champ Dale Boone (descended from Daniel of course); and investigates our blithe efforts to re-create the plants and animals that we've eaten to the point of extinction. With outraged wit and an incredible range of sources that includes everything from Cotton Mather's diary to interviews with Amish black market raw milk dealers, Kaufman provides a revelatory look at how we eat now.

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ISBN-13:
2900156034691
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
02/25/2009
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224

Table of Contents

Preface xi

1 Debbie Does Salad 1

2 The Sweet Taste of God 29

3 The Secret Ingredient 59

4 Manifest Dinner 87

5 Gorging on Diets 117

6 The Gastrosopher's Stone 151

7 Gut Reaction 187

Acknowledgments 195

Index 197

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