Food Americana by David Page audiobook

Food Americana: The Remarkable People and Incredible Stories behind America's Favorite Dishes

By David Page
Read by Jonathan Yen

Tantor Audio 9781642505863
7.27 Hours 1
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What is American cuisine? What national menu do we share? What dishes have we chosen, how did they become "American," and how are they likely to evolve from here? In Food Americana, David Page answers all these questions and more. America is more than just a fast food nation. Food Americana is the inside story of how generations of Americans have formed a national cuisine with tastes from all over the world. Fried chicken was a distinctly southern dish—now it's the Sunday night special at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood. A Utah restaurant won Maine's annual Best Lobster Roll competition. And perhaps the ultimate all-American dish, pizza, is served up in thirty different styles, a total of three billion pies a year, an average of twenty-three pounds for each of us. Food Americana is an engaging and entertaining combination of food culture and pop culture, nostalgia and the newest food obsessions. Creating Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and hands-on producing its first eleven seasons gave food journalist David Page an appetite for the world of American food. It is that experience, the discoveries of little-known stories and facts, that led him to dig even deeper and tie the strands together now.

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What is American cuisine? What national menu do we share? What dishes have we chosen, how did they become "American," and how are they likely to evolve from here? In Food Americana, David Page answers all these questions and more.

America is more than just a fast food nation. Food Americana is the inside story of how generations of Americans have formed a national cuisine with tastes from all over the world. Fried chicken was a distinctly southern dish—now it's the Sunday night special at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood. A Utah restaurant won Maine's annual Best Lobster Roll competition. And perhaps the ultimate all-American dish, pizza, is served up in thirty different styles, a total of three billion pies a year, an average of twenty-three pounds for each of us.

Food Americana is an engaging and entertaining combination of food culture and pop culture, nostalgia and the newest food obsessions. Creating Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and hands-on producing its first eleven seasons gave food journalist David Page an appetite for the world of American food. It is that experience, the discoveries of little-known stories and facts, that led him to dig even deeper and tie the strands together now.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Jonathan Yen is an engaged and engaging narrator of this tour of American foods. His delivery has energy, enthusiasm, and just the right tone for tracking the many restaurateurs and locals who enhance the histories in this audiobook.“ AudioFile
“Page’s rich storytelling sets a grand table, serves a literary feast, and leaves you savoring every morsel.” Adrian Miller, author of Soul Food
“An original gem. David Page has written a humorous cultural history full of deep research, smart anecdotes, novel information and mouth-watering accounts of the origins of our favorite foods.” Martin Fletcher, author of Promised Land
“A delicious swirl of entertaining stories to fulfill any food lover’s appetites.” Jerry Greenfield, co-founder Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

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Author Bio: David Page

Author Bio: David Page

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Food & Beverages
Runtime: 7.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English