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This Is the Plate Utah Food Traditions

by Eric A. Eliason, Lynne S. McNeill, Carol Edison

This Is the Plate Utah Food Traditions Synopsis

The first book-length treatment of Utah's distinctive food heritage, this volume contains work by more than sixty Subject-matter experts, including scholars, community members, event organizers, journalists, bloggers, photographers, and food producers. It features recipes and photographs of food and beverages. Utah's food history is traced from preContact Native American times through the arrival of multinational Mormon pioneers, miners, farmers, and other immigrants to today's moment of 'foodie' creativity, craft beers, and 'fast-casual' restaurant-chain development. Contributors also explore the historical and cultural background for scores of food-related tools, techniques, dishes, traditions, festivals, and distinctive ingredients from the state's religious, regional, and ethnic communities as well as Utah-based companies. In a state much influenced by Latter-day Saint history and culture, iconic items like Jell-O salads, funeral potatoes, fry sauce, and the distinctive 'Utah scone' have emerged as self-conscious signals of an ecumenical Utah identity. Scholarly but lively and accessible, this book will appeal to both the general reader and the academic folklorist.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781607817406
Publication date: 28th February 2020
Author: Eric A. Eliason, Lynne S. McNeill, Carol Edison
Publisher: University of Utah Press,U.S.
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 450 pages
Categories: Cookery / food & drink etc, Regional & national history,

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