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Eating in America: A History (Waverley Root & Richard de Rochemont)

Eating in America: A History (Waverley Root & Richard de Rochemont)

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    New York, William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1976. Hardback. First Edition. 

    From the publisher:

    "An erudite and evocative social history of American gastronomy - its Puritan philosophy, its sometimes-quirky habits, and, of course, its food."

    "The story of American eating begins and ends with the notion - no, the fact! - that American food, by most of the world's standards, is not terribly good. Rather a sad note considering the true "land of plenty" the Pilgrims found, and even sadder considering our vast knowledge of food today which has produced, among other travesties, TV dinners and finger-lickin' chicken. Nevertheless, America's eating habits, the philosophy behind these habits and, in fact, much of the food itself are deliciously fascinating." 

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