The American Plate

Happy Independence Day! Let’s not overlook America’s unique contribution to the tastes of the world–and I don’t mean cheetos (though they’re pretty amazingly American)!

History Channel historian, Libby H. O’Connell traces fundamental American ingredients from corn and cranberries to cheeseburgers and Cracker Jacks. Every dish and ingredient has a story that she tells with charm and insight.

This review originally appeared in CHoWline, the monthly newsletter of the Culinary Historians of Washington, D.C. We take a summer break to pursue food adventures–even if that means lying in the hammock, reading this book–but we start up again in September with speakers, newsletters, and field trips. Like us on Facebook!

The American Plate

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