For the June / July 2023 edition I chose Food Americana by David Page (May 2021) based on the book's intriguing subtitle "The Remarkable People and Incredible Stories behind America’s Favorite Dishes."
The remarkable history of American food. What is American cuisine, what national menu do we share, what dishes have we chosen, how did they become “American,” and how are they likely to evolve from here? David Page answers all these questions and more.
A reflection of the nation’s character, most of the highlighted foods immigrated to the U.S. from other countries. Page, a former network news producer and the creator of TV’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” flexes his journalism chops to capture local vernacular as well as the flavors, scents, and imagery of the foods’ cultures as they have evolved. Readers who enjoy microhistories will savor the tidbits of interesting facts and trivia peppered throughout the book.
I'm looking forward to reading stories of foods that are common around me but weren't a short while ago.
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