Food in the United States, 1820s-1890
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The period from the 1820s to 1890 was one of invention, new trends, and growth in the American food culture. Inventions included the potato chip and Coca-Cola. Patents were taken out for the tin can, canning jars, and condensed milk. Vegetarianism was promulgated. Factories and mills such as Pillsbury came into being. This volume describes the beginnings of many familiar mainstays of our daily life and consumer culture. It chronicles the shift from farming to agribusiness. Cookbooks proliferated and readers will trace the modernization of cooking, from the hearth to the stove, and the availability of refrigeration. Regional foodways are covered, as are how various classes ate at home or…
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 8/30/2006
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
|Food preparation and cookery|
|Regional foodways in Victorian America|
|Concepts of diet and nutrition|