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America's Founding Food: The Story of New England Cooking / Edition 1

America's Founding Food: The Story of New England Cooking / Edition 1

by Keith Stavely, Kathleen Fitzgerald
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807828947

ISBN-13: 9780807828946

Pub. Date: 11/15/2004

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

From baked beans to apple cider, from clam chowder to pumpkin pie, Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald's culinary history reveals the complex and colorful origins of New England foods and cookery. Featuring hosts of stories and recipes derived from generations of New Englanders of diverse backgrounds, America's Founding Food chronicles the region's cuisine

Overview

From baked beans to apple cider, from clam chowder to pumpkin pie, Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald's culinary history reveals the complex and colorful origins of New England foods and cookery. Featuring hosts of stories and recipes derived from generations of New Englanders of diverse backgrounds, America's Founding Food chronicles the region's cuisine, from the English settlers' first encounter with Indian corn in the early seventeenth century to the nostalgic marketing of New England dishes in the first half of the twentieth century.

Focusing on the traditional foods of the region—including beans, pumpkins, seafood, meats, baked goods, and beverages such as cider and rum—the authors show how New Englanders procured, preserved, and prepared their sustaining dishes. Placing the New England culinary experience in the broader context of British and American history and culture, Stavely and Fitzgerald demonstrate the importance of New England's foods to the formation of American identity, while dispelling some of the myths arising from patriotic sentiment.

At once a sharp assessment and a savory recollection, America's Founding Food sets out the rich story of the American dinner table and provides a new way to appreciate American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807828946
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
11/15/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.21(d)

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