Detroit's Delectable Past: Two Centuries of Frog Legs, Pigeon Pie and Drugstore Whiskey

Detroit's Delectable Past: Two Centuries of Frog Legs, Pigeon Pie and Drugstore Whiskey

by Bill Loomis

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609496364
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 08/07/2012
Series: Food and Drink Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Bill Loomis was born in Detroit and graduated from the University of Michigan. He has worked in television as a talk show producer for WTVS PBS in Detroit, and his writing has been published in a wide range of newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Detroit News, and Michigan History Magazine.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

Part I On the Town

1 Living it up in Old Detroit: Restaurants, Taverns and Low-Lit Saloons 15

2 Dinner Parties during Detroit's Gilded Age 29

3 Christmas in Old Detroit 41

Part II Working for a Living

4 To Market, To Market 53

5 The Milk Peddlers' War 69

6 Fishing for a Living in Detroit 79

7 Passenger Pigeons' Last Stand 91

Part III Cooking at Home

8 From Stone Hearth to Cookstove 107

9 Cooking Lessons 123

10 The Detroit Kitchen: Floor to Ceiling 131

11 Much Ado about Mutton: Home Cooking 145

12 The Terror of vegetables: Cholera in Detroit 159

13 Wild Game on the Table 171

Conclusion 181

Bibliography 183

About the Author 189

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Detroit's Delectable Past: Two Centuries of Frog Legs, Pigeon Pie and Drugstore Whiskey 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great account of Detroit's culinary past! Would highly recommend this to anyone.