The Story behind the Dish: Classic American Foods: Classic American Foods

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ABC-CLIO, Apr 6, 2012 - Social Science - 254 pages
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Americans have increasingly embraced food culture, a fact proven by the rising popularity of celebrity chefs and the prominence of television shows celebrating food themes. This fascinating overview reveals the surprising story behind the foods America loves.

The Story Behind the Dish: Classic American Foods is an engaging pop culture resource which helps tell the story of American food. Each chapter is devoted to one of 48 distinctive American dishes and features the story of where the food developed, what inspired its creation, and how it has evolved. The book not only covers each food as a single entry, but also analyzes the themes and events that connect them, making the text useful as both a reference and a narrative on the history of food.

 

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Contents

Apple Pie
1
Bagels
7
Baked Beans
11
Barbecue
15
Brownies
21
Buffalo Wings
25
Cheesesteaks
29
Chili
33
Hot Dogs
133
Burgoo and Brunswick Stew
139
Ice Cream Cones
145
Macaroni and Cheese
151
Meat Loaf
155
Pasties
159
Peanut Butter and Jelly
163
Pierogis
169

Chocolate Chip Cookies
39
Clambake
43
Cobblers and Bettys Slumps and Grunts
49
Cobb Salad
53
Cornbread
57
Corn Flakes
63
Crab Cakes and Lobster Rolls
69
Cracker Jack
75
Fortune Cookies
81
Fried Chicken
87
Fried Green Tomatoes
93
Frozen Custard Soft Serve and Ice Cream
97
Fry Bread
103
Grits
107
Gumbo
111
Ham Biscuits
115
Hamburgers
121
Hoagies and Subs
129
Pizza
175
PoBoys
181
Potato Chips
185
Pumpkin Pie
191
From Hoppin John to Moors and Christians
195
Scrapple
199
Shoofly Pie
203
Strawberry Shortcake
207
Sweet Potato Pie
213
Tacos
219
Tomato Soup
223
Tuna Noodle Casserole
227
Turkey and Stuffing
231
Waldorf Salad
237
Suggestions for Further Reading
241
Index
243
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Mark McWilliams, PhD, is associate professor of English at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD.

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