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THE FOOD OF A YOUNGER LAND The WPA's Portrait of Food in Pre-World War II America

by | Read by Stephen Hoye

Contemporary Culture • 12 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Prepare yourself to learn that mountain oysters aren't seafood and that nobody likes lutefisk the first time they try it. This audio documentary about the American cuisine enjoyed during the Great Depression comes from the author's research into manuscripts written under Roosevelt's WPA, the Works Project Administration. Narrator Stephen Hoye reads hundreds of recipes, making them more palatable with his nuanced pronunciation of ingredients and lively renditions of cooks describing their preparation of traditional meals. He imitates the African-American speech of the Old South so well that he must occasionally translate his own words into contemporary English. There’s no traditional story, just colors, smells, and flavors transmitted through audio. Listeners can be assured they’ll be hungry during most of the delicious feasts described. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2009]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2009

CD ISBN 9781400111695 $34.99 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400161690 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2009

CD ISBN 9781400141692 $69.99 • Ten CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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