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Icons of American Cooking
Before 1946 and the advent of the first television cooking show, James Beard's "I Love to Eat," not many Americans were familiar with the finer aspects of French cuisine. Today, food in the United States has experienced multiple revolutions, having received--and embraced--influences from not only Europe, but cultures ranging from the Far East to Latin America. This ...more
Hardcover, 314 pages
Published March 8th 2011 by Greenwood
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This book offers twenty-four mini biographies of important figures in the popular culture of cooking. It offers an interesting range, individuals important not just for their careers as chefs or cookbook authors but reviewers (Ruth Reichl, the Zagats), television personalities (Martha Stewart, Rachael Ray), a kitchen supplier (Chuck Williams of Williams-Sonoma) and even a few entitites that aren't people at all (Betty Crocker and the Culinary Institute of America). It spans a good range of the ...more