By Libby H. O'Connell
"Like many miniencyclopedias, this one is studded with usually exciting facts." –Kirkus
From the executive historian at HISTORY® comes a wealthy chronicle of the evolution of yank delicacies and tradition, from prior to Columbus's arrival to today.
Did you recognize that the 1st graham crackers have been designed to lessen sexual hope? Or that americans have attempted fad diets for nearly 2 hundred years? Why can we say such things as "buck" for a buck and "living excessive at the hog"? How have economics, know-how, and social hobbies replaced our tastes? discover those and different attention-grabbing facets of yankee nutrients traditions within the American Plate.
Dr. Libby H. O'Connell takes readers on a mouth-watering trip via America's culinary evolution into the colourful array of meals we delight in this present day. In a hundred tantalizing bites, starting from blueberries and bagels to peanut butter, demanding cider, and Cracker Jacks, O'Connell unearths the impressive ways in which cultures and contributors have formed our nationwide vitamin and proceed to steer how we prepare dinner and eat.
Peppered all through with recipes, images, and tidbits on dozens of meals, from the spectacular origins of Hershey Bars to the unusual food our ancestors loved, comparable to roast turtle and grilled beaver tail. Inspiring and very pleasurable, the yank Plate exhibits how we will be able to use the tastes of our shared previous to remodel our future.