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American food : the gastronomic story

Author: Evan Jones; Judith Jones
Publisher: Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed., rev. and expanded.View all editions and formats
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"In American food, a journey rife with delicious history and delightful anecdotes, Evan Jones traces our culinary heritage from colonial times into the present. As he examines such diverse American kitchen achievements as soul food, Cajun cooking, Yankee-Hill country fare, and festive Southern dinners, he defines a delicious and uniquely American style of cooking."--Page 4 of cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evan Jones; Judith Jones
ISBN: 1585679046 9781585679041
OCLC Number: 137300864
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 516 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Puritans and plantations --
The French touch --
Padres and conquistadores --
Gemütlichkeit and serious eating --
Body and soul --
The harvest century --
Shakers, bakers, breakfast-food makers --
Melting pot? --
Beginnings revisited --
Recipes. Appetizers and hors d'oeuvre ; Breads, pancakes, doughnuts ; Soups ; Vegetables ; Meat ; Poultry ; Fish and seafood ; Game ; Salads ; Casseroles, lunch and supper dishes ; Sauces ; Desserts.
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"In American food, a journey rife with delicious history and delightful anecdotes, Evan Jones traces our culinary heritage from colonial times into the present. As he examines such diverse American kitchen achievements as soul food, Cajun cooking, Yankee-Hill country fare, and festive Southern dinners, he defines a delicious and uniquely American style of cooking."--Page 4 of cover.

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