Icons of American Cooking

Icons of American Cooking

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Before 1946 and the advent of the first television cooking show, James Beard's I Love to Eat, not many Americans were familiar with the finer aspects of French cuisine. Today, food in the United States has experienced multiple revolutions, having receiveda€”and embraceda€”influences from not only Europe, but cultures ranging from the Far East to Latin America. This expansion of America's appreciation for food is largely the result of a number of well-known food enthusiasts who forever changed how we eat. Icons of American Cooking examines the giants of American food, cooking, and cuisine through 24 biographical profiles of contemporary figures, covering all regions, cooking styles, and ethnic origins. This book fills a gap by providing behind-the-scenes insights into the biggest names in American food, past and present.They filled the back of their brown Toyota Corolla station wagon with books and persistently made the rounds of ... mostly due to participating reviewers who each received a complimentary copy but purchased additional guides for ... A major turning point occurred with the 1986 edition of the restaurant guide, thanks in large part to a New York magazine cover story. ... Museum of American Folk Art; real-estate executive; vice-chairman, hospital fund-raising committee; gallery owner).

Title:Icons of American Cooking
Author:Elizabeth S. Demers Ph.D., Victor W. Geraci
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2011-03-08


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