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From the Publisher"More than just another cookbook, Mark Zanger's American History Cookbook relies on historical commentary and recipes to trace the history and evolution of American cooking and culinary trends, from the first European contact with Native Americans to the 1970s."
Midwest Book Review Internet Bookwatch
"Sure to be a family favorite …. A unique compendium of authentic, historic American cuisine, The American History Cookbook is a superbly presented and enthusiastically recommended addition to personal, family, and community library cookbook collections!"
"Could benefit American studies curricula at any level from middle school to college and also should speak to any adult interested in culinary history."
"Zanger's presentation preserves both history and practicality with the original wording of each recipe followed by an approximation of current cooking styles and measures and substitutions for rare items with available ingredients. … This book is a must-have for food history collections."
Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"If you need to re-create a period with food, don't miss this volume."
Gale Free Resources Reference Reviews
"The American History Cookbook is sure to be a family favorite as its dishes such as Preble Cake, Walnut Oat Burgers, and Ground-Nut Soup continue to be enjoyed through the generations. A unique compendium of authentic, historic American cuisine, The American History Cookbook is a superbly presented and enthusiastically recommended addition to personal, family, and community library cookbook collections!"
"In these 350 recipes ranging between 1524 and 1977, Zanger not only explores the sources and character of diverse American foodways, he illuminates the practice of culinary history as well."
Culinary Historians of Washington, D.C.