America Eats!

America Eats!

On the Road With the WPA : the Fish Fries, Box Supper Socials, and Chitlin Feasts That Define Real American Food

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Willard takes readers on a journey into the regional nooks and crannies of American cuisine where WPA writers--including Eudora Welty, Saul Bellow, Ralph Ellison, Nelson Algren, and others--were dispatched in 1935 to document the roots of this diverse culinary cuisine. She visits a booyah cook-off in Minnesota, a political feast in Mississippi, a watermelon festival in Oklahoma, and a sheepherders ball in Idaho, to name a few. Featuring recipes and never-before-seen photos, including those from the WPA by Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, and Marion Post Wolcott, America Eats! is a glowing celebration of American food, past and present.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, 2008
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781596913622
Branch Call Number: 394.12 Willard
Characteristics: ix, 305 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Writers' Program (U.S.)


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