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Twain's Feast : searching for America's lost foods in the footsteps of Samuel Clemens

Author: Andrew Beahrs
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2011. ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shares insights into Mark Twain's menu-style tribute to American cuisine and how it included wild regional specialties that have been lost to industrial food production, tracing the author's efforts to track down eight specific dishes.
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Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Beahrs
ISBN: 9780143119340 0143119346
OCLC Number: 706024166
Notes: First published by Penguin Press, 2010.
Description: 323 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: It makes me cry to think of them : prairie-hens, from Illinois --
A barrel of odds and ends : possum and raccoon --
Masterpiece of the universe : trout at Lake Tahoe --
Heaven on the half shell : oysters and mussels in San Francisco --
Dinner was leisurely served : Philadelphia terrapin --
The most absorbing story in the world : sheep-head and croakers, from New Orleans --
It is my Thanksgiving Day : cranberries --
Twilight : maple syrup --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Andrew Beahrs.

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Shares insights into Mark Twain's menu-style tribute to American cuisine and how it included wild regional specialties that have been lost to industrial food production, tracing the author's efforts to track down eight specific dishes.

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