Acclaimed food writer and cultural historian John T. Edge continues his sumptuous feast of a series on iconic American foods-with recipes included.
With Fried Chicken and Apple Pie, John T. Edge launched a series of short books that celebrate American culture through the lore of our favorite foods. Now, with Hamburgers & Fries, Edge continues his quest to discover the very essence of America through the dishes we love and cherish.
Across the nation, from backyard barbecues to Big Macs, Edge follows the evolution of the burger from frugal repast to deluxe treat, but always with a celebration of American brawn and freedom. He revisits Depression-era days, when most hamburgers were extended with bread crumbs, and goes on to trace the arc of the American experience that leads us to the haute burgers of today, with foie gras at their centers and selling for $50 apiece. Best of all, the acclaimed food writer gives us fifteen recipes for the best burger we've ever sunk our teeth into.
|Series:||Thorndike Nonfiction Series|
|Edition description:||Large Print Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.58(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.85(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 7 Years|
About the Author
John T. Edge's work has appeared regularly in Gourmet and Saveur. He is currently director of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi. His cookbook, A Gracious Plenty, was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award, and he was a finalist for the 2004 M. F. K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award from the James Beard Foundation. Currently, he is at work on the fourth volume in this series: Donuts: An American Story.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I picked this book thinking that it would be an interesting read; however, I was wrong. This book is not easily accessible by the everyday reader...the high-brow writing style and consistent need for ten-dollar words is distracting and showy. What could have been an informative account of the history of the hamburger, is instead a minefield of elitist writing.