I am happy to announce that my latest book, History of American Cooking (ABC-CLIO Press), is available for purchase! [Cue the drum roll and trumpet fanfare.] OK. This news might not be all that exciting to you, but I received my author’s copies yesterday, and holding the book that you’ve labored over for months or years never gets old. Trust me.
What this book is:
*A concise reference for students and the general public
What this book is NOT:
*A book for food historians and scholars
What this book includes:
*An examination of the history and practice of cooking from approximately the 15th century to the present
*A focus on one particular cooking method, such as baking or broiling, per chapter.
*In-depth discussions of such dishes as fried chicken, doughnuts, and Thanksgiving turkey
*Sample recipes, mainly from 19th century sources
*Witty asides and pop culture references (Well, you can decide.)
How do I get this amazing book?
I would be grateful if you would recommend this book to your public or school libraries, if you feel it would be of interest.