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Eight Flavors

The Untold Story of American Cuisine

by Sarah Lohman

Hardcover, 288 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $26.99 |


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The Untold Story of American Cuisine
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The young gastronomist formerly behind New York magazine's Grub Street food blog presents a culinary history of America that chronicles the diverse cultures that shaped the nation's cuisine, using long-forgotten recipes to explain how eight distinct flavors changed how we eat.

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Japanese Chemist Dr. Kikunae Ikeda is credited with discovering MSG — one of the eight ingredients Lohman explores in her book. Peter Van Hyning hide caption

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How Just 8 Flavors Have Defined American Cuisine

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