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The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites

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"Like many miniencyclopedias, this one is studded with often intriguing facts."—Kirkus

From the chief historian at HISTORY® comes a rich chronicle of the evolution of American cuisine and culture, from before Columbus's arrival to today.

Did you know that the first graham crackers were designed to reduce sexual desire? Or that Americans have tried fad diets for almost two hundred years? Why do we say things like "buck" for a dollar and "living high on the hog"?

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