RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 328071934 LA English T1 The food of a younger land : a portrait of American food : before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal, regional, and traditional : from the lost WPA files A1 Kurlansky, Mark., United States., Works Progress Administration., PB Riverhead Books PP New York YR 2009 SN 9781594488658 1594488657 AB This book is a portrait of American food -- before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal, regional, and traditional -- from the lost WPA files. An anthology with introduction and annotations of the unpublished manuscripts from the last WPA writers project, an exploration of food and eating in America in 1940. This broad assortment of raw, unpublished, 1940 manuscripts, including works by Nelson Algren, Eudora Welty and Zora Neale Hurston reveal a very different America with a different cuisine and a different society. Illustrated with linocuts by the author. - Publisher. Using long-forgotten WPA files archived in the Library of Congress, bestselling author Mark Kurlansky paints a detailed picture of Depression Era Americans through the food that they ate and the local traditions and customs they observed when planning and preparing meals.