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America's Founding Food: The Story of New England Cooking

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From baked beans to apple cider, from clam chowder to pumpkin pie, Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald's culinary history reveals the complex and colorful origins of New England foods and cookery. Featuring hosts of stories and recipes derived from generations of New Englanders of diverse backgrounds, America's Founding Food chronicles the region's cuisine, from the Engl ...more
Hardcover, 408 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by University of North Carolina Press
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Row Hauk
Jan 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is a fun read about a quirky cuisine. Lots of great stories about the big New England foods--beans, corn, cod, chowder, and such--and there's good analysis. And you'll find out why Boston's called Beantown.
Erika
Mar 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Thoroughly researched and written with respect for tradition tempered with a good deal of wit.

Stavely and Fitzgerald write a history of New England food that explores both the history of the food items themselves and the reason for their veneration. How New Englanders came to identify their food with their lifestyle had as much to do with how they wanted to be regarded as it did with how they viewed themselves: as hardworking, independent people of the land. It's an interesting look into evolvin
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Avis Black
Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was ok
Contains basic information you can get from other sources. If you've already learned something about the history of Amercain cooking, you'll find rather dull.
Laurie
Feb 14, 2008 rated it it was ok
Didn't finish this book. Very long and detailed, and somewhat interesting but rather dry. I'd like to pick it up again later.
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