Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Customer Review - The Food of a Younger Land

The Food of a Younger Land
by Mark Kurlansky [394.12 Kur]

What a fascinating book and what a fine example of serendipity! Kurlansky was researching another topic when he found essays on regional food written by writers like Nelson Algren and Zora Neale Huston for FDR's Works Projects Administration (WPA). There are chapters based on foods all over America --foods that owe nothing to the microwave -- and the section on Nebraska includes a very readable story about cooking for the farm's threshers. You might not make all of the recipes, but it's good to peruse and think about where we USED to be as a country. -- review submitted by Barbara R. - a customer of the Gere Branch Library

[This was the final review submitted (in December) to BookGuide by Barbara Rixstine, a long-time supporter of the Lincoln City Libraries, who also was a regular book reviewer for the Lincoln Journal Star newspaper. Barbara passed away here in Lincoln on February 20th. We at BookGuide offer our sympathies to Barbara's family and friends -- we will miss our interactions with her over good literature! -- Scott C. / BookGuide site manager]

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