Three Squares

Three Squares

The Invention of the American Meal

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We are what we eat, as the saying goes?but we are also how we eat, and when, and where. Our eating habits reveal as much about our national identity as the food on our plates, as food historian Abigail Carroll vividly demonstrates in Three Squares. Reaching back to colonial America, when settlers enjoyed a single, midday meal, Carroll shows how later generations of Americans abandoned this utilitarian habit for more civilized, circumscribed rituals, trading in rustic pottages and puddings for complex roasts, sides, desserts, and?increasingly?processed foods. These new foodstuffs.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2013.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 304 pages) : illustrations

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