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Draws on 250 years of American culinary history to present written works from virtually every region of the country while offering a tribute to a host of ethnic cuisines, in a recipe-complemented volume that includes Henry David Thoreau's musings on the watermelon, Herman Melville's thoughts on clam chowder, and Ralph Ellison's observations on baked yams.
"A cookbook author, memoirist, and longtime New York Times food columnist, Molly O'Neill has been a hardcore foodie for more years than most of us have been using utensils. In American Food Writing, O'Neill pleases just about everyone-food bullies and drive-thru junkies alike-with her diverse selections that draw on more than three centuries of writing about food. The essays and recipes provide entertaining reading, as well as a roadmap to how food and culture define each other in the march toward a "kitchen without walls." The book lacks a dominant theme (maybe not such a bad thing, depending upon where you sit at the table), and one critic bemoans a lack of writing on Eastern European and Slavic cuisine. Still, American Food Writing is more than a meal. Bon Appétit." - Bookmarks Magazine
"Wow, what a great collection! This is a must read for all foodies and culinary professionals." - Andrew F. Smith, Editor in Chief, Oxford Companion for American Food and Drink
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Molly O’Neill, editor, was food columnist for The New York Times for a decade and host of the PBS series Great Food. Her work has appeared in many national magazines, and she is the author of three cookbooks, including the award-winning New York Cookbook. Her most recent book is Mostly True: A Memoir of Family, Food, and Baseball.
- Publisher: Library of America
- Hardcover: 775
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9781598530056