America eats! : on the road with the WPA : the fish fries, box supper socials, and chitlin feasts that define real American food / Pat Willard
Nonfiction | Distributed to the trade by Macmillan | 2008 | 1st U.S. ed.
Available at Adult Nonfiction (Call number: 394.120973 W)
New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, 2008.
1st U.S. ed.
ix, 305 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Willard takes readers on a journey into the regional nooks and crannies of American cuisine where WPA writers--including Eudora Welty, Saul Bellow, Ralph Ellison, Nelson Algren, and others--were dispatched in 1935 to document the roots of this diverse culinary cuisine. She visits a booyah cook-off in Minnesota, a political feast in Mississippi, a watermelon festival in Oklahoma, and a sheepherders ball in Idaho, to name a few. Featuring recipes and never-before-seen photos, including those from the WPA by Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, and Marion Post Wolcott, America Eats! is a glowing celebration of American food, past and present.