American Food Habits in Historical Perspective

American Food Habits in Historical Perspective

by Elaine Mcintosh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275953319

ISBN-13: 9780275953317

Pub. Date: 12/11/1995

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Using dietary information and other pertinent facts, the author assesses the nutritional status of Americans during each historical period. Special emphasis is given to American dietary patterns from the landfall of Columbus to the colonial period, the revolutionary period, the New Republic, and the 20th century. Four categories of American food are identified and

Overview

Using dietary information and other pertinent facts, the author assesses the nutritional status of Americans during each historical period. Special emphasis is given to American dietary patterns from the landfall of Columbus to the colonial period, the revolutionary period, the New Republic, and the 20th century. Four categories of American food are identified and analyzed: mainstream cuisine, regional cooking, regional phenomena (including ethnic foods), and Pop foods. The overview concludes with the finding that, despite delightful differences, there are striking similarities in food habits across time and cultures. By providing increased insights and understanding of contemporary American eating patterns, this book will be a substantive addition to existing texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275953317
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/11/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1250L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface

Humans, Nutrition, and Survival

The Search for Food

Early Dietary Patterns

Dietary Patterns from Columbian Times through the American Revolution

American Food Habits: The New Republic through the 19th Century

American Food Habits: The Twentieth Century

Understanding Food Habits

Food and Ideology

American Food: A Characterization

The American Diet: An Assessment and Prognosis

Bibliography

Index

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