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No Foreign Food : The American Diet In Time And Place - Richard Pillsbury

No Foreign Food

The American Diet In Time And Place

Paperback Published: 27th February 1998
ISBN: 9780813327396
Number Of Pages: 275

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"No Foreign Food" explores the evolution and transformation of the American diet from colonial times to the present. How and why did our bland colonial diet evolve into today's restless melange of exotic foods? Why are Hoppin' Jon, lutefisk, and scrapple, once so important, seldom eaten today? How has the restaurant shaped our daily menus? These and hundreds of other questions are addressed in this examination of the changing American diet.Appropriately, Richard Pillsbury reviews the colonial American diet and its evolution from its Old World origins to the impact of the Industrial Revolution on food. He emphasizes the roles of transportation development and technological change, the rise of great food companies, the changing role of the food distribution system, the impact of changing immigration patterns, and the ways that cookbooks reflect and shape our foodways.The book concludes with an examination of America's contemporary cuisine. Noting current trends at home and in restaurants, Pillsbury reflects on the changing character of the new American diet, the growing nationalization and declining regionalization of what and how we eat, and a future where there is no foreign food.

Concept and Content: an Introductionp. i
Concept: on What We Eat and What We Don'tp. 7
Content: a Traditional American Dietp. 22
Stocking the Pantry: Technology and the Food Supplyp. 52
Too Busy to Cook: the Coming of Prepared Foodsp. 81
Marketing to the Massesp. 99
Cooking by the Bookp. 118
Imported Tastes: Immigration and the American Dietp. 136
Eating on the Town: Restaurants and the Dietp. 164
A Contemporary American Dietp. 186
Cuisine Regions: Concept and Contentp. 209
Continuity and Transformation: Last Thoughtsp. 234
Select Bibliographyp. 243
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780813327396
ISBN-10: 0813327393
Series: Geographies of the Imagination
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 275
Published: 27th February 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1