Monday, August 03, 2015

Rooted in America:

Rooted in America: Foodlore of Popular Fruits and Vegetables Edited by: David Scofield Wilson and Angus Kress Gillespie
Non-fiction: Essays, History, Food, Pop Culture 223 Pages
Book Count:29

This book is a collection of essays on popular fruits and veggies in America and their meaning in American history/culture/etc.  It goes from apples to watermelons.  As it was written in 1999 there are a number of entries that could use a updating due to the change in the food culture since then.  There were more then one entry that reading about "current" ideas in the way the food is used, portrayed, etc are out of date.  The food where this is the biggest issue is on hot peppers as it was written before the drive for hotter and hotter peppers and when the different types of peppers were just starting to be able to be found around the country.

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