Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine by Sarah Lohman

Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine

This unique culinary history of America offers a fascinating look at our past and uses long-forgotten recipes to explain how eight flavors changed how we eat.The United States boasts a culturally and ethnically diverse population which makes for a continually changing culinary landscape. But a young historical gastronomist named Sarah Lohman discovered that American food i...

Title:Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages

Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine Reviews

  • Patty
    Jul 27, 2016
    A nonfiction book about the history of American cooking. Lohman organizes the book around eight popular flavors, arranged chronologically as to their appearance in mainstream American food: black pepper, vanilla, chili powder, curry powder, soy sauce, garlic, MSG, and sriracha. Each has a chapter de...
  • Kristine
    Nov 14, 2016
    Eight Flavors by Sarah Lohman is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early November.Very cheerfully not what you'd expect from a food historian, Lohman brings modern cooking, some history, a smattering of science, and gleeful, welcome, excited scatterbrainedness to each of 8 flavors' 40-45 page ch...
  • Navidad Thelamour
    Oct 04, 2016
    Sarah Lohman’s Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine offers an eclectic and thought-provoking survey into American culinary culture and palettes. She traces our culinary roots and, through professional and personal experience, as well as meticulous research, offers up the history ...
  • Annie M
    Dec 24, 2016
    I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway.I loved this book. As a public historian, the concept appealed to me immediately. Inspired by her own experiences with historical cooking, Sarah Lohman set out to map American tastes. She started by analyzing three centuries of cookbooks to identify fla...
  • Whitney
    Jan 26, 2017
    I found the history of the foods mentioned in this book interesting, but what I loved was the cultural diversity throughout the book. That really is what makes America so great and has been in our DNA since the beginning. When it comes to food, that diversity has given us our own unique American cui...
  • Allen Adams
    Jan 08, 2017
    http://www.themaineedge.com/style/eig...In a lot of circumstances, eight isn’t a particularly high number. But according to a new book, the foundation of American cuisine through the centuries can be explored via just eight flavors.That’s the premise of the aptly-named “Eight Flavors?...
  • Ariela
    Feb 12, 2017
    Enjoyed this unique take on history, food and the immigrant story. Not sure the author's thesis that these flavors were any more important than others really holds up, but the stories of each of the flavors were strong enough independently for me not to care that much. Also I rounded up this 3.5 sta...
  • Nita
    Feb 11, 2017
    Loved it! Any book that comes with recipes is a hit for me. ...

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