Icons of American Cooking

Icons of American Cooking

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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 receiveda€”and embraceda€”influences from not only Europe, but cultures ranging from the Far East to Latin America. This expansion of America's appreciation for food is largely the result of a number of well-known food enthusiasts who forever changed how we eat. Icons of American Cooking examines the giants of American food, cooking, and cuisine through 24 biographical profiles of contemporary figures, covering all regions, cooking styles, and ethnic origins. This book fills a gap by providing behind-the-scenes insights into the biggest names in American food, past and present.Parrish assisted Fisher with this book by sending the essays to his sister, Anne Parrish, a novelist. ... The reviewer noted, a€œWhat redeems the book is Mrs. Fishera#39;s hearty masculine gustoa€ but a€œit is rather a collection of rambling essays, historical and personal, dealing with food and ... to imitate Brillat-Savarina#39;s, some were about what to eat and full of recipes, and some were memoirs of famous gourmets.

Title:Icons of American Cooking
Author: Elizabeth S. Demers Ph.D., Victor W. Geraci
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2011-03-08

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