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Revolution in Eating: How the Quest for Food Shaped America
James E. McWilliams (au)
Sugar, pork, beer, corn, cider & scrapple all became staples in the diet of Colonial Americans (CA). The way Amer. cultivated & prepared food & the values they attributed to it played an import. role in shaping the identity of the Amer. Here is a tour of culinary attitudes, tastes, & techniques throughout CA. Confronted by strange new animals, plants, & landscapes, settlers in the colonies & West Indies found new ways to grow & cook food. Integrating their Brit. & Europ. tastes with the demands & bounty of the rugged Amer. environ., CA developed a range of regional cuisines. Portrays the variety & inventive. that characterized colonial cuisines, from Puritan families to Iroquois longhouses & African slave kitchens on southern plantations. Illustrations.
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