America Eats: Forms of Edible Folk Art
America Eats: Forms of Edible Folk Art reflects American culinary history with recipes for folk cooking, along with techniques and information on kitchen artifacts from folk artists.
Format: Softcover, 197 pages.
Author: William Woys Weaver
Description: America Eats connects what is known about American folk cooking -- the implements, the ideas, the recipes, and the cooking techniques -- with what these things have meant to American cooks, folk and sophisticated.
Fifty color and forty black-and-white illustrations of kitchen artifacts that include a wooden candy mold, a wafer iron that imprints the Great Seal of the United States, and a butter paddle carved out of one piece of wood, demonstrate both the simplicity and functional utility of folk design, and the ingenuity with which the folk artist found a medium for artistic expression.
Forty-two recipes for such dishes as Mush Muffins, Baltimore Crab Gumbo, Training Cake, and Green Tomato Pie sample a wide range of regional and ethnic styles and show the diverse relationships between food and culinary objects and the resonance of these in American history. The book is for cook, collector, and anyone interested in the history of American culture.
Condition: Good condition.
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