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“With the sweep of an epic novel, David Kamp takes us behind the scenes and into the sweaty, wacky, weird trenches of the Great American Food Revolution. His reporting is solid, his storytelling magnificent, and his good humor is seemingly inexhaustible . . . . a terrific book.” —Molly O’Neill
“Culturally aware and cleverly written, this anatomy of the French-fried versus sun-dried tension at the heart of American gastronomy is refreshingly non-snooty.”
"A page-turner filled with fascinating footnotes, a delicious dish about bold-faced names, and an in-depth look at the ways in which a series of food pioneers touched off a revolution." —USA Today
“Juicy, irreverent, and full of bite.” —Gael Greene
If you are a foodie like me you will love this book! I have followed chefs and collected cookbooks for over 42 years. Read morePublished 21 days ago by william & Kathleen dupree
A foodie's delight of US culinary history, It was a great readPublished 4 months ago by Gloria F. Green
If you have any sort of interest in the culinary history of the United States, David Kamp's book, The United States of Arugula, is quite simply a must-read title. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Adam Oster
A fun and witty story about food trends in America.
Purchased this as a gift for myself and enjoyed every page.
For those who look at your local supermarket's olive bar and think, what a long way we've come! This book is perfect. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Book Babe
i picked this up on a "you might also like" recommendation and was not disappointed. it made for great beach reading and was such a great history, pre-food network, of the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Brian
This is an amazingly well written , informative and entertaining book. Not just for foodies but for anyone interested in understanding the development of American popular culture.Published 14 months ago by C.Green
This, beleive it of not, is required reading for a college class I am taking. I wish that Kamp would have stayed more on the topic and not so much on who slept with who and how. Read morePublished 21 months ago by gingerbreadcook
Having lived through much of this, and having bought into many of the trends along the way (with the associated cookbooks and television shows), I found this book very engaging and... Read morePublished 22 months ago by G. Mesick