America Eats!: On the Road with the WPA - the Fish Fries, Box Supper Socials, and Chittlin’ Feasts That Define Real American Food (Google eBook)
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 With the unpublished WPA manuscript as her guide, Willard visits the sites of American foods past glory to explore whether American traditional cuisine is still as healthy and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 FoodUser 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 FoodUser Review - Ruth - Goodreads
The author found a manuscript from a Works Projects Administration project from the 1930s and 1940s that was meant to document American foodways from the period. She followed up by trying to go to ... Read full review