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Title 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 / edited and illustrated by Mark Kurlansky.

Imprint New York : Riverhead Books, 2009.


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Description xviii, 397 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 386-387) and index.
Contents THE NORTHEAST EATS. Eating in Vermont / Roaldus Richmond -- Vermont foods / Cora A. Moore -- Rhode Island may breakfasts / Walter Hackett -- Dishes New York City's hotels gave America / Allan Ross MacDougall -- New York literary tea / Jerry Felsheim -- Automat / Edward O'Brien -- Italian feed in Vermont / Mari Tomasi -- Long Island rabbit stew: Hasenpfeffer -- North Whitefield, Maine, Game supper / Donald McCormick -- Raising mushrooms in Pennsylvania -- Vermont sugaring-off / Richmond -- An editorial memorandum on clams / James Francis Davis -- Maine clambake / Harry M. Freeman -- New York indoor clam-bake / M. Metevier -- Rhode Island clam chowder / Hackett & Henry Manchester -- Long Island clam chowder -- Maine chowders / Mabel G. Hall -- Oyster stew supreme at Grand Central, New York / MacDougall -- Rhode Island Johnny cakes / Henry Manchester & William Baker -- Beans / James Francis Davis -- Maine baked beans / Hall -- Kenneth Roberts' Maine-style hot buttered rum / McCormick -- THE SOUTH EATS. Mississippi food / Eudora Welty -- Recipes from prominent North Carolinians / Katherine Palmer -- Recipes from Arkansas -- Foods along U.S. 1 in Virginia / Eudora Ramsay Richardson -- Mississippi African-American recipes -- Diddy-way-diddy / Zora Neale Hurston -- Brown Hotel's Christmas dinner, Louisville, Kentucky, 1940 -- Alabama footwashing at Lonely Dale / Jack Kytle -- Coca-cola parties in Georgia -- Delaware's big quarterly -- South Carolina backwoods barbecue / Genevieve Wilcox Chandler -- Mississippi barbecue sauce -- Possum Club of Polk County, Arkansas -- Georgia possum and taters -- Exotic Florida -- Kentucky ham bone soup -- Kentucky burgoo -- Sergeant Saunders' Virginia Brunswick Stew / J.B. Cook -- North Carolina chitterling strut / Katherine Palmer -- Menu for chitterling strut -- Mississippi chitlins -- Kentucky oysters -- Louisiana "Tete de Veau" / H. Michinard -- Kentucky wilted lettuce -- North Carolina oyster roasts -- Eufaula, Alabama, oyster roast / Gertha Couric -- Georgia oyster roast / Louise Jones Dubose -- South Carolina Pee Dee fish stew / Louise Jones Dubose -- Fish fry on Levee, Mississippi -- Mississippi mullet salad -- Baked fish of Alabama's coast / Francois Ledgere Diard -- Conch eats conch and grunts, Florida / Stetson Kennedy -- Josephine's Mississippi crabs -- Maryland crabs -- Florida shrimp pilau supper (St. Augustine) / Rose Shepherd -- South Carolina chicken bog / Louise Jones Dubose -- Virginia chicken / John W. Thomas -- Use and manufacture of filé in Mississippi / Jack Bathia -- Grandma Smith's Mississippi hoecake -- Florida hush puppies -- Kentucky spoon bread -- Mississippi molasses pie -- Divinity chocolates of Kentucky -- Alabama cane grindings and candy pullings / Couric -- Alabama eggnog / Jack Kytle -- Kentucky eggnog -- Old fashioned cocktail -- Mississippi pear wine / Clarence Kerns -- The mint julep controversy -- "Original Kentucky" mint julep / (Frankfort distilleries) -- "Original Kentucky" mint julep / (Drake Hotel) -- Mississippi mint juleps.
THE MIDDLE WEST EATS. Nebraskans eat the wieners / Hans Christensen -- Urban Kansas eats and drinks -- Sioux and Chippewa food / Frances Densmore -- Nebraska buffalo barbecue -- Nebraska Pop Corn Days / M.C. Nelson -- Wisconsin sour-dough pancakes -- Nebraska baked beans / J. Willis Kratzer -- Cooking for threshers in Nebraska / Estella Tenbrink -- Wisconsin and Minnesota lutefisk -- Indiana pork cake / Hazel M. Nixon -- Nebraska lamb and pig fries / H.J. Moss -- Kansas beef tour / William Lindsay White -- Comments to Parker T. Van de Mark, November 4, 1941 -- Nebraska cooks its rabbits / Moss -- Minnesota Booya picknic -- Indiana persimmon pudding -- Short history of the American diet / Nelson Algren -- THE FAR WEST EATS. Oregon Salmon barbecue / Joseph McLaughlin -- Puget Sound Indian Salmon feasts -- Washington's Geoduck clams -- Washington community smelt fry / Carroll Kennedy -- Montana fried beaver tail / Edward B. Reynolds -- Oregon wild duck / Joseph McLaughlin -- Utah salmi of wild duck / William H. Meal -- Washington wildcat parties / Kennedy -- Foraging in Montana / Reynolds -- Montana dulce / Reynolds -- Washington applets and cotlets -- Colorado superstitions -- Washington state hot school lunches -- The Basques of the Boise Valley / Raymond Thompson -- Western roving tables / Reynolds -- Oregon pioneer memories / Sara Wrenn -- Two recipes from the Bohemia district of Oregon / McLaughlin -- An Oregon protest against mashed potatoes / Claire Warner Churchill -- Potatoes of Kow Kanyon, Oregon / McLaughlin -- Depression cake / M. Kennedy & Reynolds -- Oregon blue ruin / Andrew Sherbert -- THE SOUTHWEST EATS. Iowa picnic in Los Angeles / John Moste -- Food a la concentrate in Los Angeles / Don Dolan -- Los Angeles sandwich called a taco / Dolan -- California grunion fry / Charles J. Sullivan -- "La Merienda" in New Mexico -- Choctaw Indian dishes / Peter J. Hudson -- Funeral cry feast of the Choctaws -- Arizona out-of-doors cookery / Edward Parrish Ware -- Notes on Oklahoma pioneer eating -- Arizona Menudo party / J. Del Castillo -- Tucson's Menudo party -- When John Walton became governor of Oklahoma -- Oklahoma scrambled eggs and wild onions -- Texas chuck wagon -- Oklahoma prairie oysters / John M. Okison -- Oklahoma kush -- Oklahoma City's famous Suzi-Q potatoes / Lillie Duncan -- AN INFORMAL BIBLIOGRAPHY. Vermont cookbooks -- Cook books by Texans -- Partial cook books edited and/or published in Oregon -- Delaware recipes bibliography -- Colorado cook books -- Arkansas books -- Mississippi cook books -- Georgia cookbooks -- Bibliography offering further sources for menus, receipts, and eating habits of Southern California.
Summary 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.
Subject Cooking, American -- History.
Food habits -- United States -- History.
Cooking, American.
Genre/Form Cookbooks.
Added Author Kurlansky, Mark.
United States. Works Progress Administration.
ISBN 9781594488658

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