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