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No Foreign Food

The American Diet In Time And Place, 1st Edition

By Richard Pillsbury


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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 mnge 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 hun

Table of Contents

Concept and Content: An Introduction -- Concept: On What We Eat and What We Don't -- Content: A Traditional American Diet -- Stocking the Pantry: Technology and the Food Supply -- Too Busy to Cook: The Coming of Prepared Foods -- Marketing to the Masses -- Cooking by the Book -- Imported Tastes: Immigration and the American Diet -- Eating on the Town: Restaurants and the Diet -- A Contemporary American Diet -- Cuisine Regions: Concept and Content -- Continuity and Transformation: Last Thoughts

About the Author

Richard Pillsbury is professor of geography at Georgia State University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General