The Food of a Younger Land

A Portrait of American Food—Before the National Highway System, Before Chain Restaurants, and Before Frozen Food, when the Nation's Food was Seasonal, Regional, and Traditional—from the Lost WPA Files

by Mark Kurlansky

The Food of a Younger Land

Hardcover, 397 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $27.95 | purchase

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Uses long-forgotten WPA files archived in the Library of Congress to paint a detailed picture of Depression Era Americans through the food that they ate and the local traditions and customs they observed when preparing meals.

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