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I loved reading this. Such wit and information. A bedside reading book.Published 7 months ago by jacquie Gariano
Really wonderful book about our American Food History and a remarkable man. It took me a while to finish it, only because I had so many other things going on, but a fabulous read... Read morePublished 10 months ago by domestic goddess
Well written. Interesting approach to food history.
Alas, Mark Twain or its food aren't the focus of the book.
I expected more.
Beahrs has woven into his not so tall tale...history, biography, autobiography, foodie delights past and a challenge to ecological sustainability. Read morePublished 15 months ago by LMJ
Gorgeous writing -- laced with wit and unforgettable imagery. Beahrs brings forgotten American tastes, customs and landscapes to life. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amy S Briamonte
I collect food related books tied to outstanding writers. This is a great find. Well written. I will keep searching for more of this type.Published 18 months ago by Judith M. Kerr
Tastes and smells brought to life. Sometimes pleasant sometimes jarring, always interesting, often adventurous. I now know how to cook a 'possum.with potatoes in ashes.Published 22 months ago by Joe
To enjoy this book one must be acquainted with Mark Twain and have a true love of food!
The descriptive writing makes the reader hungry. Read more
A fascinating read that strikes a great balance between painting a picture of America in Twain's time and diving into the evolving and changing culinary world. Read morePublished on January 13, 2013 by J. Miller