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

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

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Title
The Food of a Younger Land
Subtitle
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
Author
Mark Kurlansky

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Book Summary

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.