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

  • Olivia Ard
    Dec 08, 2016
    Historical gastronomist Sarah Lohman uses her background in historical cooking to examine the eight flavors that define American cuisine: black pepper, vanilla, chili powder, curry powder, soy sauce, garlic, MSG, and sriracha. For each flavor, Lohman goes into a detailed account of the flavor's hist...
  • Patty
    Aug 03, 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Liz
    Oct 23, 2016
    I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway.This is the perfect book for me! I enjoy food and I enjoy reading about US history. This book combines the best of both. I loved how the author took eight commonly used flavors and told the story of how each became integrated into the American culina...
  • Sarah
    Nov 04, 2016
    4.5 starsIn Eight Flavors, Sarah Lohman examines the 8 flavors that she feels have shaped American cuisine. Each chapter examines a different flavor from a historical, scientific and in-use angle. The flavors are arranged in order from how they were introduced to the United States: Black Pepper, Van...
  • Mary Sue
    Jan 16, 2017
    Sarah Lohman educates us in an interesting profile of the eight flavors she feels have influenced American Cuisine the most. She did immediately addressed the challenging question I had...what about Chocolate and Coffee? She feels there have been many entire books written about these two flavors and...
  • Diane
    Jan 02, 2017
    From the Christian Science Monitor: "Lohman, who runs the historic gastronomy blog Four Pounds Flour, argues in "Eight Flavors" that the story of American cuisine can be told through eight dominant flavors: black pepper, vanilla, MSG, chili powder, curry powder, soy sauce, garlic and Sriracha. One p...
  • 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?...

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