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From Libby H. O'Connell, the lead historian at the History Channel, comes a mouthwatering history of the evolution of American food.

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For generations, people have proudly defined themselves and their values through their national cuisine. But American food, like its history, is a world of its own. This enticingly fresh book introduces modern listeners to lost American food traditions and leads them on a tantalizing culinary journey through the evolution of our vibrant cuisine and culture. Covering a hundred different foods from the Native American era through today and featuring over thirty recipes, this fascinating history of American food will delight history buffs and food lovers alike.

"The American Plate is an engagingly readable history of American food." ---Bee Wilson, author of Consider the For

"Narrator Tanya Eby gives a performance to relish in this exploration of America's food heritage from the 1400s to the present day." ---AudioFile

"This book is a wonderful delight." ---Andrew F. Smith, Editor in Chief, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

"Tanya Eby gives this book a touch of fun." ---Library Journal Audio Review

"O'Connell, chief historian for the History Channel and A&E Networks, has written a book rich in culinary history, sociology, and American culture. . . . This title is not only educational but amusing." ---Library Journal

"Like many miniencyclopedias, this one is studded with often intriguing facts." ---Kirkus
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The American Plate

A Culinary History in 100 Bites

Author Libby H. O'Connell

Narrated by Tanya Eby

Publication date Nov 11, 2014

Running time 9 hrs 4 min

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