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  1. says:

    I won this Advanced Uncorrected Proof in a Goodreads Giveaway As an Advanced Uncorrected Proof it certainly needed editing That is my main reason for the 4 star rating It still needs a bit of improvement Still I managed to get through it all and not lose sight of what was being said in the book Likewise I hope my review does not suffer from poor editing I certainly apologize in advance if it does As a person who enjoys history and food I found this book a delightful combination of these two subject matters For the last 16 years I have been on a uest to understand food nutrition and its effect on human health and in particular its role in both contributing to autoimmune disease and in preventing and helping to manage symptoms of autoimmune disease I have been on this uest for personal reasons and not as a formal course of study For many years I have searched and read many websites history and food and nutrition books and gotten many answers and solutions—I do have multiple allergies and food intolerances For some people things like gluten soy sulfites along with many other common and not so common allergy inducing foodsingredients are indeed toxic and not just avoided due to personal choice Still I wanted to learn about how the American diet had gotten this way I had the small picture and I wanted the bigger societal picture Until this book none had ever promised to explain to me how our daily meals got this way Needless to say I was very intrigued when I saw this book listed in the Goodreads Giveaways Thank you for offering it Liveright Having grown up a child of the 1970s in what I felt was a modern time of great innovation and change I had always felt that my generation had been the first processed food generation We had been the guinea pigs and were now suffering the ramifications of the modern society we were forced to grow up in or so I also believed We lived through the era of moms heading off to work of women rebelling against women's things like cooking and tending house and of a new found convenience in food distributed by giant corporations both in and out of the home I had never known how far back in history processed foods had taken a hold on the American diet This was a very big eye opener for me I no longer see my parents or grandparents as most certainly being raised on wholesome foods back in the nostalgically idyllic good old day that sometimes makes its way into my mind Many factors dictated what people were able and chose to eat back then just as they do today Many of those factors are not the same while many are financial standing exposure to outside influences in the various media forums upbringing to name a few While reading this book I remembered my college history professor saying that these are the good old days That is today is always the idyllic good old day Today we can look back at all that has come before us and make our own reality better the caveat though is that we must know our pastWhen it comes to food and nutrition I know uite a bit When it comes to American food history I have to concede that while I did understand my family food history to a great extent I didn’t understand how many foods became a part of my family diet It was very interesting for me to read the parts that dealt with the Basue Country Catalonia the American Southwest and Northern Mexico since I have ancestors from all of those areas It was a very nice addition to all my prior historical readings on the Iberian peninsula and Spain's later influence in the Western Hemisphere of which I am a direct product of While I can readily identify Pre Columbian American fruits vegetables grains and animals due to my prior studies and due to the fact that I am both an avid cook and gardener I was still able to learn a lot about American food history that I didn't know In the book the author touched upon many food realities the industrial food complex; the organic movement; obesity the melting pot of America; the lack of “authenticity” of the “authentic”; the legitimate authentic; the blending of Old World and New World foods yesterday and today and where it may be heading in the future; and the role media has played in creating American Cuisine to name a few It was interesting albeit a tiny bit too meandering and wordy in its attempt to cover just a bit too much—like my prior sentence Ha All in all I found American Cuisine And How it Got This Way to be a very educational and enjoyable read I am very happy to have won this book I really enjoyed reading it I intend to apply the knowledge I learned in it in a very practical way It is a book I will pass on to my daughters to read as they have been on my food knowledge uest along with me for as long as I am sure they can remember


  2. says:

    Comprehensive nonfiction book about the history of American cuisine from the beginnings of the country to today including the controversial uestion of is there even such a thing as American cuisineIf you're not that interested in the topic it might come off as a bit textbook y but I didn't find it dry at all and thought much of it was uite fascinating I never heard of a jonnycake but it was a fundamental part of early American New England cooking that has completely disappeared it's like a pancake but made with cornmealThe book included lots of pictures including ads which now seem ridiculous drink a soda 12 hour before dinner and it will decrease your appetite and blasts from the past like what TV dinners used to look like those rhombus shaped compartmentsIt also reminded me about the gelatin salad phenomenon of the 70's Oh my god So people would suspend pineapple chunks marshmallows and apple chunks in Jello and call it salad?There is loads of info about regional cuisine the rise of fast food and convenience foods what fancy dining and ethnic cuisine has meant over the years and trends and fads over the decadescenturies Lots of stuff you will remember and lots you probably never knew


  3. says:

    I actually first saw this book in a getpocketcom article suggested article I was intrigued by the article and saw that NYPL had this book so I checked it outI'm not that much of a foodie so I felt like a lot of the stuff just went in one eye and out the other However the historical bits and explanations of how American Cuisine came to be was absolutely fascinating and described in great detail This was a great book to read over the past few monthsMy notes from the bookVariety and choice obscure blandness They compensate for drawbacks of mass production1st third of book was a little boring for me The last 23rd was much betterAmerican attitude about food is seeing it as partially as a threat and partially as a resource Something to be mastered by science rather than enjoyedEthnic restaurants in the US don't reflect demand or demographics of those peopleChinese Mexican and Italian combined account for 70% of ethnic food in the USXian famous foods once hired cashiers that didn't know English to seem authenticBurger King saved by angry founderTwo eminent historians of food only half jokingly remarked that the so called Mediterranean diet is essentially the summer food served at Italian peach resorts in the 1960s marketed to AmericansIt's promising that many big national food companies have made their products organic and used simpler ingredients due to demand


  4. says:

    It’s time for dinner and we have a decision to make Should we have Chinese or Italian or how about some Thai at that new little restaurant that just opened across the street? Maybe sushi or a sit down at a fancy French restaurant? So many styles of cooking but where is American in all this? That’s the uestion Paul Freedman has set out to answer and he does so admirably Taking on the history of food in America he gives us a 200 year course in everything from ethnic foods to desserts to great chefs and restaurants So is there actually something that can be called American Cuisine? I’ll leave that for you to discover inside these pages Have fun


  5. says:

    Excellent book


  6. says:

    Thanks to WW Norton Company and the Liveright imprint for giving me an advanced readers copy of this bookThis food history dates from colonial times but focuses mostly on the 1890s and the beginnings of mass food production onward and provides necessary complications to a number of simple notions about American cuisine Over the decades our national cuisine has been conceived of as being traditionless as consisting of regional dishes or as reflecting a melting pot of immigrants and it turns out that none of these notions stands on its own although they each have some root in reality and color each other In addition our relationship with European traditions about what constitutes haute cuisine is much fraught than I expectedThe best chapter Women and Food in the Twentieth Century also does the most cultural work showing how convenience foods were driven far by corporate priorities than homemakers' preferences although the exact opposite was perceived leaving female consumers and their supposedly timid tastes with the blame for the blandness of mass produced foods It turns out that the notion that women have a pronounced sweet tooth or otherwise different culinary tastes than men is one that Freedman is unable to find before the twentieth century and American women actually provided a fair amount of resistance to the products they are supposed to have greeted as their liberators from the kitchen I wanted to see some analysis like this with regards to race; Freedman acknowledges that slaves' intellectual contributions in particular have been systematically ignored through centuries of food writing but he doesn't uncover much to correct the record The last hundred pages or so bringing us through the seventies into the present are largely concerned with the renaissance in local terroir and simple presentation of ingredients most famously identified with the work of Alice Waters It's an interesting exploration of some important work but it's also frustratingly unsatisfying an alien reading those chapters could be forgiven for thinking that Americans had rejected processed and fast food altogether in favor of healthy and flavorful alternatives It's not until the afterward that Freedman corrects the impression but he explains the continuing prevalence of McDonalds as a result of the slowness of cultural change rather than to my mind interesting and likely economic phenomena including wealth ineuality and problems of scalability Freedman credits millennials with shifting significant market share from traditional companies like Nestlé to smaller manufacturers like Amy's Kitchen but doesn't uestion how different Amy's is beyond consumer perception from those longstanding behemoths And he cites the spread of Whole Foods as a reflection of Americans' shifting values but again ignores the economics Is Whole Foods really part of a healthier and ecologically responsible food infrastructure or is it a cynical profit grab for the sector of the market wishing for such a thing? You can guess where my own suspicions lie Still the genuinely good news even if much of it is priced beyond many of our means is good to read about


  7. says:

    I found the book to be very readable despite covering a broad away of US culinary regions and time periods Highly recommend if you are a foodie and a history buff My biggest lesson from this book is how popular gelatin entrees and desserts had once been Having been born in 1986 Jello meant jigglers to me but I had clearly arrived in the later innings of Jello's assault on American cuisine the Jello green salad was a headscratcher That said I have a few serious criticisms and one whimsical one One the serious side I cannot help but feel that the author begins to shift his focus from home cooking to restaurants beginning around the 1970s It strikes me as an unfair comparison I do think it is clear that a culinary movement took hold in the restaurant world moving us from a nation that valued heavy cuisine think your traditional steakhouse to one which began to value the process and origin of food ie the local food movement However I am not sure if that revolution has truly taken hold in 90% of what folks eat Convenience still reigns paramount in the home cooking and despite seeing a preponderance of local chicken at restaurants not sure I've ever cooked a local chicken at homeIn other words he does not do justice to the larger point that the bulk of the nation's food system remains nationalized Sure there are farmers' markets but those are maybe a 1 day a week supply of food Secondly he contends that during the 1950's etc food uality was eroded by convenience He really suares up against Wonder white bread But there are other examples homogenized peanut butter bottled salad dressing etc For one measuring uality is impossible perhaps folks like the soft texture of Wonder than the rougher texture of an artisanal bakery loaf? And even if they don't he needs to compare apples to apples Yes maybe bottled salad dressing is not as good as a world renowned chef's salad dressingbut for most people it's either the bottled dressing or ma's canola oil mixed with some vinegar with too much oil and not enough seasoning Point being for many folks convenience likely also brought with it an uptick in uality My third issue is he forgets the hidden costs of artisanal food from scratch It takes time That time had been performed at one time period by unpaid labor—from slavery in antebellum South to the 1930's housewife Perhaps the resurgence of labor intensive restaurant cooking is a byproduct of a higher gini coefficient If the top 10% of the country has a high opportunity cost of labor relative to the bottom 10% we're bound to see an increased willingness for the wealthy to pay the poor to prepare food with less sensitivity to labor time inputs In other words the very movement he applauds is likely made possible due the abundance of low paid labor My final point and whimsical criticism is that he referenced The Sopranos while discussing sushi but passed over another great popular culture sushi moment and one which certainly played into the mystiue of sushi in American '90's consciousness—The Simpsons' episode in which Homer decides to try something new and ends up eating a deadly blowfish at the sushi restaurant


  8. says:

    I felt he was a blowhard who has no idea that American Cuisine is a combination of our melting pot culture He looked his nose down on the weird mid century recipes the simple foods of the working class He completely ignores the midwest the land of farming stockyards because of trains He continued to go back to Southern foods of junior league women or the upscale restaurants of the east I got through over half the book if he didnt mention fried chicken then he mentioned fish of the eastern seaboard My mother told me stories of bean sandwiches in the depression the vegetables they grew during WW 2 in Chicago He spoke of that period of uniue food as if it was some kind uirk no its because what was available through either lack of money or ration This author needs to stick to medieval times that is his forte in his fancy elitist eastern ivy school


  9. says:

    35 stars This is a fun introduction to American cuisine It's midway between a popular work and an academic work A good place to start when you get to a part that particularly interests you look in the footnotes and see what books were referenced and then read those to go in depth The author repeats himself in parts not just with info but with throwaway jokes and I think editing would have gone a long way Occasionally there are sections where important info seemed to be left out I found myself re reading paragraphs wondering surely he must have mentioned the name of the restaurant being referenced and such Sample recipes were an entertaining touch Overall I found it a bit too general too much of an overview without enough details or analysis beyond the most obvious As an example by chance I started to read the section on the Mediterranean diet just after reading about the same topic in Bill Bryson's recent book on the human body Bryson goes into much detail on the topic than Freedman and while I wouldn't expect Freedman's book to go too deep into the controversies or science related to the diet a bit context and info would have helped


  10. says:

    Meticulously and impressively researched and written with deep and obvious love for the subject A thoroughly fascinating read that doesn't suffer much from its intentionally broad scope That said I do feel the author dropped the ball in one area imagine speculating about the impacts climate change might have on American cuisine in the future and utterly failing to mention the obscene resources demanded by all forms of animal agriculture? Not wondering how the utter undeniable unsustainability of meat poultry eggs dairy and fish might impact American cuisine in the near and distant future? It's a glaring oversight


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For centuries skeptical foreigners and even millions of Americans have believed there was no such thing as American cuisine In recent decades hamburgers hot dogs and pizza have been thought to define the nation’s palate Not so says food historian Paul Freedman who demonstrates that there is an exuberant and diverse if not always coherent American cuisine that reflects the history of the nation itselfCombining historical rigor and culinary passion Freedman underscores three recurrent themes regionality standardization and variety that shape a completely novel history of the United StatesFrom the colonial period until after the Civil War there was a patchwork of regional cooking styles that produced local standouts such as gumbo from southern Louisiana or clam chowder from New England Later this kind of regional identity was manipulated for historical effect as in Southern cookbooks that mythologized gracious “plantation hospitality” rendering invisible the African Americans who originated much of the region’s foodAs the industrial revolution produced rapid changes in every sphere of life the Am. 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Of processed food hegemony but also the beginning of a food revolution in California What became known as New American cuisine rejected the blandness of standardized food in favor of the actual taste and pleasure that seasonal locally grown products provided The result was a farm to table trend that continues to dominate“A book to be savored” Stephen Aron American Cuisine is also a repository of anecdotes that will delight food lovers how dry cereal was created by William Kellogg for people with digestive and low energy problems; that chicken Parmesan the beloved Italian favorite is actually an American invention; and that Florida Key lime pie goes back only to the 1940s and was based on a recipe developed by Borden’s condensed milk More emphatically Freedman shows that American cuisine would be nowhere without the constant influx of immigrants who have popularized everything from tacos to sushi rolls“Impeccably researched intellectually satisfying and hugely readable” Simon Majumdar American Cuisine is a landmark work that sheds astonishing light on a history most of us thought we never had. I found the book to be very readable despite covering a broad away of US culinary regions and time periods Highly recommend if you are a foodie and a history buff My biggest lesson from this book is how popular gelatin entrees and desserts had once been Having been born in 1986 Jello meant jigglers to me but I had clearly arrived in the later innings of Jello's assault on American cuisine the Jello green salad was a headscratcher That said I have a few serious criticisms and one whimsical one One the serious side I cannot help but feel that the author begins to shift his focus from home cooking to restaurants beginning around the 1970s It strikes me as an unfair comparison I do think it is clear that a culinary movement took hold in the restaurant world moving us from a nation that valued heavy cuisine think your traditional steakhouse to one which began to value the process and origin of food ie the local food movement However I am not sure if that revolution has truly taken hold in 90% of what folks eat Convenience still reigns paramount in the home cooking and despite seeing a preponderance of local chicken at restaurants not sure I've ever cooked a local chicken at homeIn other words he does not do justice to the larger point that the bulk of the nation's food system remains nationalized Sure there are farmers' markets but those are maybe a 1 day a week supply of food Secondly he contends that during the 1950's etc food uality was eroded by convenience He really suares up against Wonder white bread But there are other examples homogenized peanut butter bottled salad dressing etc For one measuring uality is impossible perhaps folks like the soft texture of Wonder than the rougher texture of an artisanal bakery loaf And even if they don't he needs to compare apples to apples Yes maybe bottled salad dressing is not as good as a world renowned chef's salad dressingbut for most people it's either the bottled dressing or ma's canola oil mixed with some vinegar with too much oil and not enough seasoning Point being for many folks convenience likely also brought with it an uptick in uality My third issue is he forgets the hidden costs of artisanal food from scratch It takes time That time had been performed at one time period by unpaid labor—from slavery in antebellum South to the 1930's housewife Perhaps the resurgence of labor intensive restaurant cooking is a byproduct of a higher gini coefficient If the top 10% of the country has a high opportunity cost of labor relative to the bottom 10% we're bound to see an increased willingness for the wealthy to pay the poor to prepare food with less sensitivity to labor time inputs In other words the very movement he applauds is likely made possible due the abundance of low paid labor My final point and whimsical criticism is that he referenced The Sopranos while discussing sushi but passed over another great popular culture sushi moment and one which certainly played into the mystiue of sushi in American '90's consciousness—The Simpsons' episode in which Homer decides to try something new and ends up eating a deadly blowfish at the sushi restaurant Penguin Dictionary of Alternative Medicine the beginning of a food revolution in California What became known as New American cuisine rejected Moti Mahal Cookbook,The: On The Buttter Chicken Trail the blandness of standardized food in favor of Wild Child and Other Stories the actual Another Time, Another Place taste and pleasure Pitch It! that seasonal locally grown products provided The result was a farm Hindutva Hate Mail to A Life Lived Later: Poems table Mango-Coloured Fish trend Prithviraj Chauhan: The Emperor of Hearts that continues Red Lipstick: The Men in My Life to dominate“A book Ayodhya Kand Part 1 to be savored” Stephen Aron American Cuisine is also a repository of anecdotes Rites of Passage that will delight food lovers how dry cereal was created by William Kellogg for people with digestive and low energy problems; Leadership @ Infosys that chicken Parmesan The Emergency: A Personal History the beloved Italian favorite is actually an American invention; and Sahir and Jaadu that Florida Key lime pie goes back only Amitabh: The Making of a Superstar to Rediscovering Dharavi: Stories From Asia's Largest Slum the 1940s and was based on a recipe developed by Borden’s condensed milk More emphatically Freedman shows The Sky of Afghanistan that American cuisine would be nowhere without The Night of Kaamini the constant influx of immigrants who have popularized everything from Clearing a Space: Reflections on India, Literature and Culture tacos Why Loiter?: Women and Risk on Mumbai Streets to sushi rolls“Impeccably researched intellectually satisfying and hugely readable” Simon Majumdar American Cuisine is a landmark work Ambushed that sheds astonishing light on a history most of us Dateline Islamabad thought we never had. 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Erican palate dramatically shifted from local to processed A new urban class clad for convenient modern meals and the freshness of regional cuisine disappeared replaced by packaged and standardized products such as canned peas baloney sliced white bread and jarred baby foodBy the early twentieth century the era of homogenized American food was in full swing Bolstered by nutrition “experts” marketing consultants and advertising executives food companies convinced consumers that industrial food tasted fine and importantly was convenient and nutritious No group was susceptible to the blandishments of advertisers than women who were made feel that their husbands might stray if not satisfied with the meals provided at home On the other hand men wanted women to be svelte sporty companions not kitchen drudges The solution companies offered was time saving recipes using modern processed helpers Men supposedly liked hearty food while women were portrayed as fond of fussy “dainty” colorful but tasteless dishes tuna salad sandwiches multicolored Jell O or artificial crab toppingsThe 1970s saw the zenith. It’s time for dinner and we have a decision to make Should we have Chinese or Italian or how about some Thai at that new little restaurant that just opened across the street Maybe sushi or a sit down at a fancy French restaurant So many styles of cooking but where is American in all this That’s the uestion Paul Freedman has set out to answer and he does so admirably Taking on the history of food in America he gives us a 200 year course in everything from ethnic foods to desserts to great chefs and restaurants So is there actually something that can be called American Cuisine I’ll leave that for you to discover inside these pages Have fun