Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine

Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine

by Sarah Lohman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476753959
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 12/06/2016
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,326,003
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Sarah Lohman is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, where she began working in a museum at the age of sixteen, cooking historic food over a wood-burning stove. Lohman moved to New York in 2006 to work for New York magazine’s food blog, Grub Street, and now works with museums and galleries around the city to create public programs focused on food. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR, and appeared in the Cooking Channel’s Food: Fact or Fiction. The author of the blog Four Pounds Flavor, Eight Flavors is her first book.

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Eight Flavors

  • Black pepper

  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: History Has a Flavor ix

    1 Black Pepper 1

    2 Vanilla 27

    3 Chili Powder 55

    4 Curry Powder 87

    5 Soy Sauce 119

    6 Garlic 149

    7 Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) 177

    8 Sriracha 201

    Epilogue: The Ninth Flavor 221

    Acknowledgments 231

    Notes 233

    Bibliography 257

    Index 261

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    Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
    MikeCrossTexas More than 1 year ago
    Very shallowly written, and not deeply researched. Basically the store of eight roadtrips of the author's liking. Most would even argue with the eight flavors selected as actually all being the influential. Not recommended for serious readers.