We Eat What?: A Cultural Encyclopedia of Unusual Foods in the United States (Hardback)
  • We Eat What?: A Cultural Encyclopedia of Unusual Foods in the United States (Hardback)
zoom

We Eat What?: A Cultural Encyclopedia of Unusual Foods in the United States (Hardback)

(editor)
£70.00
Hardback 339 Pages / Published: 25/05/2018
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 15 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

This entertaining and informative encyclopedia examines American regional foods, using cuisine as an engaging lens through which readers can deepen their study of American geography in addition to their understanding of America's collective cultures.

Many of the foods we eat every day are unique to the regions of the United States in which we live. New Englanders enjoy coffee milk and whoopie pies, while Mid-Westerners indulge in deep dish pizza and Cincinnati chili. Some dishes popular in one region may even be unheard of in another region. This fascinating encyclopedia examines over 100 foods that are unique to the United States as well as dishes found only in specific American regions and individual states.

Written by an established food scholar, We Eat What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of Bizarre and Strange Foods in the United States covers unusual regional foods and dishes such as hoppin' Johns, hush puppies, shoofly pie, and turducken. Readers will get the inside scoop on each food's origins and history, details on how each food is prepared and eaten, and insights into why and how each food is celebrated in American culture. In addition, readers can follow the recipes in the book's recipe appendix to test out some of the dishes for themselves. Appropriate for lay readers as well as high school students and undergraduates, this work is engagingly written and can be used to learn more about United States geography.


Includes dozens of recipes that students and readers can test for themselves

Highlights and thus preserves the cultural integrity of endangered regional foods

Supports learning through engagingly written entries accessible to readers of all ages

Allows readers to think critically about foods and their origins

Highlights "fun facts" about the entries, including terminology and laws, in sidebars

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group Inc
ISBN: 9781440841118
Number of pages: 339


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This will be of interest to students in culinary programs as well as anyone who wants to know more about the origins of the foods that we eat." - Booklist Online
"A solid reference book. . . . For general readers, high schoolers to adults, interested in learning more about the world's food." - Library Journal
"This is a fun book to read . . . and provides a unique addition to geography collections. Summing Up: Recommended for all audiences." - Choice
Recommended for Community College, 2018 - Choice

You may also be interested in...

On Vegetables
Added to basket
£29.95
Hardback
HUG through FOOD
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Consider the Oyster
Added to basket
Vegetarian Heartland
Added to basket
Women in the Kitchen
Added to basket
Superiority Burger Cookbook
Added to basket
Rick Stein: The Road to Mexico
Added to basket
Everything I Want to Eat
Added to basket
SPUNTINO
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Coming To My Senses
Added to basket
Taste
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
The Chelsea Market Cookbook
Added to basket
Historic Cookery
Added to basket
Eat Like a Local NEW YORK
Added to basket
America: The Cookbook
Added to basket
Foodimentary
Added to basket
£17.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.