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 - from the lost WPA files
by Mark Kurlansky
Riverhead Books, Penguin Group, 2009, [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 9781594488658
Very Good Condition, remainder line to bottom fore-edge, slight lean, small chip to top edge of book, small hole to top (spine) of dust jacket, otherwise like new (see photographs)
'Award-winning new York Times bestselling author mark Kurlansky takes us back to the food and eating habits of a younger America, before the national highway system brought the country closer together, before chain restaurants imposed uniformity and low quality, and before the Frigidaire meant frozen food in mass quantities. Back then, the nations food was seasonal, regional, traditional, and it helped form and reflect the distinct character, attitudes, and customs of those who ate it.
The Food of a Younger Land unearths this forgotten literary and historical treasure and brings it to exuberant life. Featuring authentic recipes, anecdotes, and photographs, these pages evoke a bygone era when Americans had never heard of fast food and the grocery superstore was unimaginable.'