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Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine Paperback – November 14, 2017
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“A unique and surprising view of American history… richly researched, intriguing, and elegantly written.” (The Atlantic)
"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
Sarah Lohman is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, where she began working in a museum at the age of sixteen, cooking historic food over a wood-burning stove. Lohman moved to New York in 2006 to work for New York magazine’s food blog, Grub Street, and now works with museums and galleries around the city to create public programs focused on food. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR, and appeared in the Cooking Channel’s Food: Fact or Fiction. The author of the blog Four Pounds Flavor, Eight Flavors is her first book.
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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.