Sunday, June 07, 2009
...is mark kurlansky's the food of a younger land: a portrait of american food -- before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal. (whew!) kurlansky compiled his book from materials submitted for inclusion in america eats, a never-completed work by the depression-era federal writers project which had been languishing in the library of congress' archives since the '40s. sounds like a good read, documenting an america that will probably sound fantastic by the time my grandkids are grown.