Icons of American Cooking

Discover how these contemporary food icons changed the way Americans eat through the fascinating biographical profiles in this book. * Provides 24 intriguing, biographical entries detailing the lives of some of America's greatest food and cooking pioneers and institutions * Includes contributions from 18 distinguished scholars, librarians, and journalists * Offers key insight into childhood and family, education, career trajectory and triumphs, and legacy * Numerous sidebars offer intriguing quotations, sample menus, and excerpts from writings * Suggestions for further reading follow each profile