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A History of Connecticut Food:: A Proud Tradition of Puddings, Clambakes & Steamed Cheeseburgers Paperback – May 22, 2012


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (May 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609495128
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609495121
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,444,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Eric D. Lehman and Amy Nawrocki are the coauthors of A History of Connecticut Wine: Vineyard in Your Backyard. Eric's essays, reviews and stories have appeared in dozens of journals and magazines. His books include Bridgeport: Tales from the Park City; Hamden: Tales from the Sleeping Giant; and The Insider's Guide to Connecticut. Amy is an award-winning poet whose three collections, Potato Eaters, Nomad's End and Lune de Miel, are available from Finishing Line Press. They teach English and creative writing at the University of Bridgeport and live in Hamden with their two cats.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Louis Allyn on July 27, 2012
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A fun book to read and it lists places to go for their specialties in Connecticut.
My one quibble is on page 58 where they describe how to eat a raw oyster on the shell. "Let it slip whole into your throat and swallow it whole" is a waste of an oyster. You need to chew the oyster to truly enjoy its mixture of subtle flavors and textures.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Winter Caplanson on January 1, 2015
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This is not only a delight to read but it has been an indispensable book for research for our blog and podcast, Connecticut Food and Farm. Love it... great photos too... especially love the vintage ones!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wendy E. Murphy on October 25, 2012
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I found this book to be a great combination of history, recipes and travel guide. I am ready to get in my car and go try any of the places still open. Very interesting and an easy read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rita Pierce on May 2, 2013
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This is a delightful book, ful of interesting, well researched stories of Connecticut food favorites and great recipes. Great fun to read.
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Eric D. Lehman is a travel and history writer, and director of creative writing at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. He writes fiction, travel stories, reviews, history shorts, and essays, which have been published in a wide variety of journals and magazines, from the International Henry Miller Journal to Gastronomica. His books Bridgeport: Tales From the Park City, Hamden: Tales from the Sleeping Giant, A History of Connecticut Wine, Literary Connecticut and A History of Connecticut Food are available from the History Press. His comprehensive travel manual, The Insiders Guide to Connecticut, was published by Globe Pequot Press. A memoir/natural history, Afoot in Connecticut, was published in May 2013 by Homebound Publications, and Becoming Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton, P.T. Barnum, and the Dawn of American Celebrity was published in autumn 2013 by Wesleyan University Press. He has four books forthcoming in 2015, including Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London and The Foundation of Summer.

He is interested in exploring the relationship between people and places, something he focuses on in his travel writing, histories, and fiction.

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