Description - Kitchen Literacy by Ann Vileisis
Ask children where food comes from, and they'll probably answer: `the supermarket'. Ask most adults, and their replies may not be much different. Where our foods are raised and what happens to them between farm and supermarket shelf have become mysteries. How did we become so disconnected from the sources of our breads, beef, cheeses, cereal, apples and countless other foods that nourish us every day? Ann Vileisis' answer is a sensory-rich journey through the history of making dinner. Kitchen Literacy takes us from an eighteenth-century garden to today's sleek supermarket aisles, and
eventually to farmer's markets that are now enjoying a resurgence.
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(229mm x 153mm x mm)
Publisher: Island Press
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Author Biography - Ann Vileisis
Ann Vileisis is a writer and historian. She is the author of Discovering the Unknown Landscape: A History of America's Wetlands (Island Press, 1997), which won prestigious awards from the American Historical Association and the American Society for Environmental History. An avid gardener and cook, she lives on the Oregon coast.