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Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal

Abigail Carroll
Format
Book
Published
New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2013]
Language
English
ISBN
9780465025527, 0465025528, 9780465040964 (e-book)
Summary
The story of how the simple gruel of our forefathers gave way to snack fixes and fast food, "Three Squares" also explains how Americans' eating habits may change in the years to come.
Contents
  • Introduction: We Are How We Eat
  • Why Colonial Meals Were Messy
  • The British Invasion
  • How Dinner Became Special
  • How Dinner Became American
  • Why Lunch is Cold, Cheap, and Quick
  • Reinventing Breakfast
  • Snacking Redeemed
  • The State of the American Meal
  • Conclusion: The Future of the American Meal.
Description
xvii, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-281) and index.
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