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The Truth about Baked Beans [electronic resource] : An Edible History of New England

Title
The Truth about Baked Beans [electronic resource] : An Edible History of New England / Meg Muckenhoupt.
Author
Muckenhoupt, Meg.
Publication
New York, NY : New York University Press, [2020]

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  • Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter NYUP Complete eBook-Package 2020 9783110722703
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Description
1 online resource : 3 figures, recipe insert.
Series Statement
Washington Mews Books ; 6
Uniform Title
Truth about Baked Beans (Online)
Alternative Title
Truth about Baked Beans (Online)
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Genre/Form
Electronic books.
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System Details (note)
  • Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
Language (note)
  • In English.
Contents
Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction: What Is New England Food? -- 1. Who Is a Yankee? -- 2. The Truth about Baked Beans -- 3. The Limits of New England Food -- 4. Corn and Prejudice -- Recipes -- 5. From River and Sea -- 6. Sweets, Sours, and Spirits -- 7. Cheese and Taste -- Conclusion: Giving Thanks for New England Food -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index -- About the Author
LCCN
  • 2019041961
  • 10.18574/9781479812455
Author
Muckenhoupt, Meg.
Title
The Truth about Baked Beans [electronic resource] : An Edible History of New England / Meg Muckenhoupt.
Imprint
New York, NY : New York University Press, [2020]
Series
Washington Mews Books ; 6
Access
Access restricted to authorized users.
Summary
Forages through New England's most famous foods for the truth behind the region's culinary mythsMeg Muckenhoupt begins with a simple question: When did Bostonians start making Boston Baked Beans? Storekeepers in Faneuil Hall and Duck Tour guides may tell you that the Pilgrims learned a recipe for beans with maple syrup and bear fat from Native Americans, but in fact, the recipe for Boston Baked Beans is the result of a conscious effort in the late nineteenth century to create New England foods. New England foods were selected and resourcefully reinvented from fanciful stories about what English colonists cooked prior to the American revolution-while pointedly ignoring the foods cooked by contemporary New Englanders, especially the large immigrant populations who were powering industry and taking over farms around the region. The Truth about Baked Beans explores New England's culinary myths and reality through some of the region's most famous foods: baked beans, brown bread, clams, cod and lobster, maple syrup, pies, and Yankee pot roast. From 1870 to 1920, the idea of New England food was carefully constructed in magazines, newspapers, and cookbooks, often through fictitious and sometimes bizarre origin stories touted as time-honored American legends. This toothsome volume reveals the effort that went into the creation of these foods, and lets us begin to reclaim the culinary heritage of immigrant New England-the French Canadians, Irish, Italians, Portuguese, Polish, indigenous people, African-Americans, and other New Englanders whose culinary contributions were erased from this version of New England food. Complete with historic and contemporary recipes, The Truth about Baked Beans delves into the surprising history of this curious cuisine, explaining why and how "New England food" actually came to be.
System Details
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
Language
In English.
Source of description
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 02. Feb 2021)
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Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter NYUP Complete eBook-Package 2020 9783110722703
Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter NYUP/FUP Frontlist eBook-Package 2020 9783110706321
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