Dictionary of American Food and Drink

Dictionary of American Food and Drink

by John F. Mariani
     
 

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Contains more than 2,000 definitions & descriptions of American Classics from Caesar Salad to Cole Slaw, from Eggs Benedict to Egg Foo Yung, from Hot Dogs to Heros, from Manhattans to Mint Juleps. Completely revised & updated, this comprehensive volume on the history of eating & drinking in America includes: (1) more than 500 recipes from 300 years of American

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Contains more than 2,000 definitions & descriptions of American Classics from Caesar Salad to Cole Slaw, from Eggs Benedict to Egg Foo Yung, from Hot Dogs to Heros, from Manhattans to Mint Juleps. Completely revised & updated, this comprehensive volume on the history of eating & drinking in America includes: (1) more than 500 recipes from 300 years of American cookery; (2) cowboy, lunch-counter, logger, & other food slang; (3) cocktails & other beverages & how they got their names; (4) information on food standards, regulations, & additives; (5) etymological tidbits, & gastronomic lore.

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Library Journal
This edition of the wide-ranging reference ( LJ 10/15/83) contains 400 new entries as well as many revisions. A comparison of the two volumes reveals just how much American cookery has changed over the last ten years, with many more ingredients available (achiote, Chinese cabbage, and carambola are among the new entries, and the description of chile peppers, for example, is greatly expanded) and a much greater emphasis on ethnic and authentic native cuisines (as evidenced by such entries as adobe bread, Amish preaching soup, calzone, and even sausage, which was overlooked in the first edition). There are still a few inaccuracies (a spring roll is hardly just a ``Chinese-American appetizer''; spring rolls are found in many Asian/Southeast Asian cuisines, from Vietnamese to Indonesian), but this remains a valuable and unique reference. And, with entries on such diverse topics as airline food, lunch counters, and candy bars, it's fun to read, too. An essential purchase.-- Judith Sutton, Sutton's Place Cuisine, New York

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688101398
Publisher:
Hearst Books
Publication date:
02/28/1994
Series:
Food Lover's Library
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
379
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

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