American Food by the Decades

(Book - 2011)
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A fascinating survey of American food trends that highlights the key inventions, brands, restaurant chains, and individuals that shaped the American diet and palate in the 20th century.

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For students and general readers, Liberman, a public librarian and freelance writer, surveys American food in each decade of the twentieth century, illustrating how societal changes--including commercial, ethnic, and cultural forces--influenced dietary and dining habits. Each chapter begins with a description of the overall historical and social factors contributing to dietary choices, followed by alphabetical entries that relate to types of foods (with some recipes), brands, cookbooks, agriculture, technology, government intervention, social movements, events, celebrity chefs, food writers, and TV personalities. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Statement of Responsibility: Sherri Liberman, editor
Title: American food by the decades
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, c2011
Characteristics: xvii, 250 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: 1900s
Subject Headings: United States Economic conditions 20th century United States Social life and customs 20th century Food industry and trade United States History 20th century Food habits United States History 20th century Cooking, American History 20th century Food United States History 20th century
Topical Term: Food industry and trade
Food habits
Cooking, American
Additional Contributors: Liberman, Sherri
LCCN: 2011009483
ISBN: 0313376980
Branch Call Number: 641.5973 A
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