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The Food of a Younger Land: The Northeast Eats Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York City, New York State, Pennsylvania [NOOK Book]

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The Food of a Younger Land: The Northeast Eats Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York City, New York State, Pennsylvania

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Overview

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101101162
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/30/2009
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 110
  • File size: 369 KB

Meet the Author

Mark Kurlansky
Mark Kurlansky
Blessed with extraordinary narrative skills, journalist and bestselling author Mark Kurlansky has turned a variety of eclectic, offbeat topics into engaging nonfiction blockbusters like Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World (1997), Salt: A World History (2002), and The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell (2006).

Biography

Blessed with extraordinary narrative skills, journalist and bestselling author Mark Kurlansky is one of a burgeoning breed of writers who has turned a variety of eclectic, offbeat topics into engaging nonfiction blockbusters.

Kurlansky worked throughout the 1970s and '80s as a foreign correspondent in Europe and Mexico. He spent seven years covering the Caribbean for the Chicago Tribune and transformed the experience into his first book. Published in 1992, A Continent of Islands was described by Kirkus Reviews as "[a] penetrating analysis of the social, political, sexual, and cultural worlds that exist behind the four-color Caribbean travel posters."

Since then, Kurlansky has produced a steady stream of bestselling nonfiction, much of it inspired by his longstanding interest in food and food history. (He has worked as a chef and a pastry maker and has written award-winning articles for several culinary magazines.) Among his most popular food-centric titles are the James Beard Award winner Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World (1997), Salt: A World History (2002), and The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell (2006). All three were adapted into illustrated children's books.

In 2004, Kurlansky cast his net wider with 1968: The Year that Rocked the World, an ambitious, colorful narrative history that sought to link political and cultural revolutions around the world to a single watershed year. While the book itself received mixed reviews, Kurlanski's storytelling skill was universally praised. In 2006, he published the scholarly, provocative critique Nonviolence: Twenty-five Lessons From the History of a Dangerous Idea. It received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

Despite occasional forays into fiction (the 2000 short story collection The White Man in the Tree and the 2005 novel Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue), Kurlansky's bailiwick remains the sorts of freewheeling colorful, and compulsively readable micro-histories that 21st-century readers cannot get enough of.

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    1. Hometown:
      New York, NY
    1. Date of Birth:
      December 7, 1948
    2. Place of Birth:
      Hartford, CT
    1. Education:
      Butler University, B.A. in Theater, 1970

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2009

    We eat foods because they were there...

    I bought this book for my husband who loves to cook and eat. Most of his reading is technical - related to cars, motorcycles and gardening. He has been so involved in this book, he even stayed away from his computer. Historical information has prompted him to read parts out loud for me. We both were surprised to learn about the connection between feeding early American families and finding works of African-American authors which we now absolutely cherish. It will probably be necessary for me to read the book myself in order to fully appreciate American history through food. Much more interesting than bare facts!

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  • Posted September 19, 2009

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    Disappointed

    I expected something more like "grandma's cookbook" and was disappointed to find the recipies were for cooking wild animals I never would consider eating. Maybe I just didn't read far enough into it, but I was happy to return the book for my money back.

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