The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink

The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink

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During the last decade, curiosity about food and drink in America has rapidly accelerated and interest in the social, historical and economic aspects of food has dramatically expanded. The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink will satiate this hunger for knowledge with fascinating entries on everything from the origin of Bloody Marys to vegetarianism. Placing American food and drink in context, this unique resource colorfully explains how the culinary world is influenced by American food, points out disappearing traditions and includes sidebars, definitions, bibliographies, and lists of popular festivals, museums, and websites for readers anxious to learn more about this mouth-watering subject. With over 950 articles and 300 illustrations, the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink will stand alongside Davidson's Companion as the ideal complement for any food lover wishing to explore this related topic in even greater detail.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 213.36 x 266.7 x 38.1mm | 2,245.27g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 16 Halftones c 300 Halftones bw
  • 0195387090
  • 9780195387094
  • 1,985,854

About Andrew F. Smith

Andrew F. Smith teaches culinary history and professional food writing at The New School University in Manhattan. He serves as a consultant to several food television productions (airing on the History Channel and the Food Network), and is the author of several books on food, including The Tomato in America, Pure Ketchup, and Popped Culture: A Social History of Popcorn in America.show more

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Unique, fascinating, fun and indispensable, The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink is a must for anyone interested in the food culture of America, from the professional chef to the food writer to the lover of the table. * Jacques Pepin, star of Fast Food My Way and author of The Apprentice * Dive in anywhere in this smorgasbord and come up with a tasty morsel. * The Washington Post *show more

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