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Savoring Gotham

Savoring Gotham
A Food Lover's Companion to
New York City

Andrew F. Smith

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Fast Food

Fast Food
A Global Perspective

Andrew F. Smith

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New York City A Food Biography

New York City
A Food Biography

Andrew F. Smith
Lanham, MD
AltaMira Press, 2013

New York City
A Food Biography
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The New York Post

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El Paso Cookbook

El Paso Cookbook

Ladies’ Auxiliary, Y.M.C.A.
El Paso Cookbook

Introduction by Andrew F. Smith
El Paso, Texas: Herald News Co., 1898. Reprint.
Bedford, MA: Applewood Books, 2005

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The El Paso Cook Book (1898) was the first cookbook published in that city. The El Paso Cook Book is valuable from an historical standpoint-for what it tells us about El Paso and what it tells us about cookery at the beginning of the twentieth century. It also offers wonderful recipes that can be re-created today by anyone willing to include some trial and error in the cooking process to allow for changes wrought in ingredients and kitchen technology by the passage of more than a century.

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Best Eating in
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McDonalds
McDonaldization and the Future of Fast Food
by Andrew F. Smith Read the article

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Thanksgiving Parade
N.Y.’s place in Thanksgiving lore:
How Gotham is as central to our modern conception of the holiday as New England
by Andrew F. Smith Read the Daily News article

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Shake Shack
Shake Shack’s Rise and Fast Food’s Fall
by Andrew F. Smith Read the Daily News article

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Peanut Butter:
The Vegetarian Conspiracy

by Andrew F. Smith Peanut Butter:
The Vegetarian Conspiracy

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Kitchens through the Ages
Hellmann’s Mayonnaise: A History
by Andrew F. Smith Hellmann’s Mayonnaise: A History PDF

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Kitchens through the Ages
Kitchens through the Ages
by Andrew F. Smith Read it on Gourmet Live

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Birdseye:
The Adventures of a Curious Man

by Andrew F. Smith

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The Noble Experiment in
New York

by Andrew F. Smith

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The Pecan: A Culinary History
by Andrew F. Smith

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Did Hunger Defeat the Confederacy?
by Andrew F. Smith

Did Hunger Defeat the Confederacy PDF

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Chipping Away at British and American English
by Andrew F. Smith

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Historical Virtues of the Walnut
by Andrew F. Smith

Virtues of the Walnut PDF