The World On A Plate: A Tour Through The History Of America's Ethnic Cuisine
by Joel Denker
During the Depression, the Colombosians, an Armenian family, began bottling and selling the yogurt they made on their small Massachusetts dairy farm. They labeled their bottles “Colombo” because nobody could pronounce their name. The Colombo story, the journey of ethnic food from exotic product to everyday item, has become legendary. The World on a Plate tells the story of...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published June 18th 2003 by Basic Books
(first published May 29th 2003)
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There were a couple of interesting stories, but for the most part this book was dry and felt like the author was too interested in documenting facts rather than making his prose more anecdotal. This book would have been much more enjoyable had the author had a bit more fun with his material and readers.