America Eats!: On the Road with the WPA - the Fish Fries, Box Supper Socials, and Chittlin’ Feasts That Define Real American Food (Google eBook)

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Jan 15, 2011 - Cooking - 320 pages
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Pat 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, and Nelson Algren, among countless others-were dispatched in 1935 to document the roots of our diverse culinary cuisine. America Eats!, as the project was entitled, was never published. With the unpublished WPA manuscript as her guide, Willard visits the sites of American foods past glory to explore whether American traditional cuisine is still as healthy and vibrant today as it was then.
  

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Review: America Eats!: On the Road with the WPA - the Fish Fries, Box Supper Socials, and Chitlin Feasts That Define Real American Food

User Review  - Niki Ganong - Goodreads

This should really be titled America Ate. The author, using an old WPA writing project as a guide, goes in search of the cuisine of yesteryear. More informative and comprehensive books have been ... Read full review

Review: America Eats!: On the Road with the WPA - the Fish Fries, Box Supper Socials, and Chitlin Feasts That Define Real American Food

User Review  - Rosie - Goodreads

Very interesting! Lots of history. Good book for a foodie Read full review

Contents

A Note on the Manuscript
The BigHearted FeastFundRaising Dinners
The Harvest QueenAgricultural Fairs
The Wild ShoresThe Northwest
The Groveling SeasonPolitical Gatherings
Candidates Barbecue
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About the author (2011)

Pat Willard is the author of Pie Every Day, A Soothing Broth, and Secrets of Saffron, which was nominated for an IACP award for the Best Literary Cookbook. She’s written for Bon Appetit, Ladies Home Journal, American Heritage, and the Los Angeles Times. She lives in Brooklyn.

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