American food habits in historical perspective
Using dietary information and other pertinent facts, the author assesses the nutritional status of Americans during each historical period. Special emphasis is given to American dietary patterns from the landfall of Columbus to the colonial period, the revolutionary period, the New Republic, and the 20th century. Four categories of American food are identified and analyzed: mainstream cuisine, regional cooking, "regional phenomena" (including ethnic foods), and "Pop" foods. The overview concludes with the finding that, despite delightful differences, there are striking similarities in food habits across time and cultures. By providing increased insights and understanding of contemporary American eating patterns, this book will be a substantive addition to existing texts.
38 pages matching increased in this book
Results 1-3 of 38
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Humans Nutrition and Survival
The Search for Food
Early Dietary Patterns
6 other sections not shown
acids addition African agriculture alcohol alcoholic beverages American cuisine amino acids animals areas baked beans became beef began beverages bread Brown County Cajun carbohydrates cereals cheese coffee colonial colonists Columbian exchange Columbus consumed consumption cooking corn crops cuisine culture desserts developed diet dietary patterns domesticated early Eastern Orthodox Church eaten Eating Patterns especially essential ethnic Europe European factors farming fish flavor Florida food choices food gathering food habits food preservation food production food supply food system foraging French fruits and vegetables grain hominy Homo erectus human hunting immigrants important increased Indians influence Kashrut land later lefse Lowenberg maize meal meat milk needs nutrients nutrition Old World optimal foraging theory percent period plant foods Pleistocene pongids population pork potatoes protein religion religious rice Rochemont salt sausage served settlers slaves societies sources Spanish staple sugar Table tend United urban USDA vitamins wheat York