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  • Thirty Turning Points in the Making of American Cuisine

    How did regular old food become American food? We’ll spend this hour with culinary historian and author Andrew F. Smith, whose new book is “Eating History: Thirty Turning Points in the Making of American Cuisine” (Columbia, 2009).

  • American Food and Drink

    When did American Cuisine begin and where is it headed? Ask Andrew F. Smith. He’s written about turkeys, popcorn, ketchup, and junk food. He serves as the Chair of The Culinary Trust and teaches culinary history at the New School in Manhattan. He’s the editor of the “Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America” […]

  • The Turkey

    There’s probably one in your freezer right now. And even if you’re not cooking one this week, chances are good that you’ll tuck in to a plate of turkey this Thanksgiving holiday. But what do we know of the history of the turkey – a bird that once competed with the bald eagle as America’s […]