The Mad Feast

The Mad Feast

An Ecstatic Tour Through America's Food

Book - 2015 | First edition
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Following his critically acclaimed Preparing the Ghost, renowned essayist Matthew Gavin Frank takes on America’s food. In a surprising style reminiscent of Maggie Nelson or Mark Doty, Frank examines a quintessential dish in each state, interweaving the culinary with personal and cultural associations of each region. From key lime pie (Florida) to elk stew (Montana), The Mad Feast commemorates the unexpected origins of the familiar. Brazenly dissecting the myriad intersections between history and food, Frank, in this gorgeously designed volume, considers politics, sexuality, violence, grief, and pleasure: the cool, creamy whoopie pie evokes toughness in the face of New England winters, while the stewlike perloo serves up an exploration of food and race in the South. Tracing an unpredictable map of our collective appetites, The Mad Feast presents a beguiling flavor profile of the American spirit.
A richly illustrated culinary tour of theUnited States through fifty signaturedishes, and a radical exploration ofour gastronomic heritage.

Baker & Taylor
A culinary tour of the United States explores the country's gastronomic heritage through fifty signature dishes.

& Taylor

A sumptuously illustrated culinary tour of the United States through 50 signature dishes explores the country's gastronomic heritage and the radical politics, sexuality and losses that contributed to classic favorites, from Montana's elk stew to Florida's key lime pie.

Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a Division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781631490736
Branch Call Number: 641.5973 FRANK
Characteristics: xiii, 418 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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