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Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine Hardcover – December 6, 2016
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"Engaging...[Lohman] writes with passion and insight.", USA Today
"Very cool...a breezy American culinary history that you didn't know you wanted.", Bon Appetit
"Warning: This book may make you hungry." -- Bustle
“It is a nifty idea, cleverly executed and well written — the kind of book that makes the reader annoy her family by constantly exclaiming ‘Gosh! Did you know . . . ?’”, The Financial Times
“In this convivial book, Lohman tells the stories of eight popular flavors….Lohman makes the stories of these flavors fascinating, and by focusing on the influence of immigrants, brings a fresh, original perspective to American culinary history.”, The Christian Science Monitor
"Lively...Lohman will win you over with her detailed exploration of how each ingredient was introduced to the country and how it’s impacted our cooking over time.", Passport Magazine
“In this convivial book, Lohman tells the stories of eight popular flavors….Lohman makes the stories of these flavors fascinating, and by focusing on the influence of immigrants, brings a fresh, original perspective to American culinary history.”, The National Book Review
“Lohman’s thoughtful, conversational style and infectious curiosity make the book wholly delightful… Lohman’s book gives fascinating new insight into what we eat.”, Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
“This delicious history of these now-ubiquitous ingredients will have readers savoring each page and licking their lips for a taste for more.”, Booklist
About the Author
- Item Weight : 1 pounds
- Hardcover : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1476753954
- ISBN-13 : 978-1476753959
- Product Dimensions : 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster; 1st Edition (December 6, 2016)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #332,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book is so much fun that I need to check out the library's copy because I am eager to read the bibliography and end notes. I hope Lohman gives us another book soon.
But the focus is not entirely on the food; it is also on the people behind the flavors and the circumstances under which they worked. Unfortunately, those circumstances often included prejudice and exclusion. But because marginalized people were responsible for significant contributions to our cuisine directly or indirectly, it also shows talented people succeeding beyond expectations sometimes brilliantly so as in the 12 year old slave who figured out how to pollinate vanilla flowers.
When the focus is on the food one gets both the history as seen through the history of restaurants, food conventions, food production and, of course cookbooks and recipes. Some of these recipes appear in the book, updated to meet the expectations of the contemporary reader in terms of measures and instructions. The author's enthusiasm for historical food parties is infectious - the reader wants to try the recipes or dishes mentioned.
I do not have the knowledge to verify Lohman's history but the book appears to be well researched and reliable - something important to me. So yes, this is a great read and a great gift.
This reads like it was a long blog post, dragged out into book from. For anyone with a cursory knowledge of food, this is written down well below your interest. If you only eat out of a can or at McDonald's, this could be very in formative for you.