No Foreign Food: The American Diet in Time and Place

Synopsis

"Reading Richard Pillsbury's remarkable No Foreign Food, like the Grand Opening of a new restaurant in one's neighborhood, is an exciting & pleasurable event. He engagingly chronicles the amazing diversity of America's food ways that are so central to our history & culture, but he also tells us why our eating habits are much more than mere gastronomic experiences." Karl Raitz University of Kentucky "The only serious up-to-date treatment of American food habits that I know-a subject unaccountably neglected by most students of the American scene. In Pillsbury's skillful hands, American food habits become more than just a set of cranky likes & dislikes, but instead a mirror to America's larger culture.... It's an excellent book, & I don't use that word lightly. Because it is such a good book, & because it covers so much unknown territory, it is an indispensable book for any serious student of the American scene." Pierce Lewis Pennsylvania State University

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boulder, CO
Publication year:
  • 1998