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

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From the "New York Times" bestselling author who "powerfully demonstrates the defining role food plays in history and culture" ("Atlanta Journal-Constitution"). In the throes of the Great Depression, a make-work initiative for authors-called "America Eats"-was created by the WPA to chronicle the eating habits, traditions, and struggles of local Americans. Mark Kurlansky, author of "Salt" and "Cod," unearths this forgotten literary treasure, chronicling a bygone era when Americans had never heard of fast food or grocery ...

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