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Upside-Down Cake

John F. Mariani

John Mariani began his career as a journalist at New York magazine in 1973. Since then, he has become one of America’s premier food writers. He is a columnist for Esquire and Bloomberg News, was nominated three times for the James Beard Journalism Award, and is the author of several highly regarded books on food, including Mariani’s Coast-to-Coast Dining Guide, America Eats Out (winner of the IACP Julia Child Cookbook Award for reference), and, most recently, How Italian Food Conquered the World. He is also the author of The Dictionary of Italian Food and Drink and editor of Italian Cuisine: Basic Cooking Techniques, the primary Italian cooking textbook of the Culinary Institute of America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink

Bloomsbury USA, 2013

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...A cake that is baked with its filling or flavoring on the bottom and then inverted before serving. The first mention in print of such a cake was in 1920, and it was so listed in the 1936 Sears, Roebuck catalog, but the cake is somewhat...

Thousand Islands Dressing

John F. Mariani

John Mariani began his career as a journalist at New York magazine in 1973. Since then, he has become one of America’s premier food writers. He is a columnist for Esquire and Bloomberg News, was nominated three times for the James Beard Journalism Award, and is the author of several highly regarded books on food, including Mariani’s Coast-to-Coast Dining Guide, America Eats Out (winner of the IACP Julia Child Cookbook Award for reference), and, most recently, How Italian Food Conquered the World. He is also the author of The Dictionary of Italian Food and Drink and editor of Italian Cuisine: Basic Cooking Techniques, the primary Italian cooking textbook of the Culinary Institute of America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink

Bloomsbury USA, 2013

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...Also “Thousand Island” and “1000 Island.” A salad dressing based on Russian dressing, with various additions of pickles, cream, green peppers, and other seasonings. The name dates in print to 1920 and probably derives from the place where...

Jujube

John F. Mariani

John Mariani began his career as a journalist at New York magazine in 1973. Since then, he has become one of America’s premier food writers. He is a columnist for Esquire and Bloomberg News, was nominated three times for the James Beard Journalism Award, and is the author of several highly regarded books on food, including Mariani’s Coast-to-Coast Dining Guide, America Eats Out (winner of the IACP Julia Child Cookbook Award for reference), and, most recently, How Italian Food Conquered the World. He is also the author of The Dictionary of Italian Food and Drink and editor of Italian Cuisine: Basic Cooking Techniques, the primary Italian cooking textbook of the Culinary Institute of America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink

Bloomsbury USA, 2013

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...(Ziziphus jujuba). Also “Chinese date.” The fruit of an Old World tree having dark red skin and yellowish flowers. The term, which comes from French jujube and Latin jujuba and dates in English to about 1400, also applies to several...

Remaking the Grasslands: the 1920s and 1930s

Tom Brooking

Tom Brooking is Professor of History at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is co-editor (with Eric Pawson) of Environmental Histories of New Zealand (2002) and is a member of the Council of the Agricultural History Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Star

Seeds of Empire : The Environmental Transformation of New Zealand

I.B.Tauris, 2001

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...Introduction In New Zealand as elsewhere in the Western World the end of the First World War ushered in great hopes for the future. Like most nations which supported the Allied cause, New Zealand hoped to take advantage...

The Cooking of Consent, Italy 1922–35

Carol Helstosky

Carol F. Helstosky is Assistant Professor of European History at the University of Denver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Garlic and Oil : Politics and Food in Italy

Berg, 2004

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...The fascist regime of Benito Mussolini sought to revolutionize state control over food consumption. Lorenzo La Via, the foremost authority on fascist food policy, defined this revolution as an intensive commitment to food and its...

Po’Boy

John F. Mariani

John Mariani began his career as a journalist at New York magazine in 1973. Since then, he has become one of America’s premier food writers. He is a columnist for Esquire and Bloomberg News, was nominated three times for the James Beard Journalism Award, and is the author of several highly regarded books on food, including Mariani’s Coast-to-Coast Dining Guide, America Eats Out (winner of the IACP Julia Child Cookbook Award for reference), and, most recently, How Italian Food Conquered the World. He is also the author of The Dictionary of Italian Food and Drink and editor of Italian Cuisine: Basic Cooking Techniques, the primary Italian cooking textbook of the Culinary Institute of America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink

Bloomsbury USA, 2013

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...Also “poor boy.” A sandwich made from French bread loaves split in half and filled with a variety of ingredients like ham, beef, cheese, oysters, tomatoes, and gravy. Similar to a hero, they are a specialty of New Orleans, where they were...

Stirrings: Radio, Home Economists, and James Beard

Kathleen Collins

Kathleen Collins is an experienced author and researcher who has studied and written about television, media history, popular culture and food. Her work has appeared in the magazines Working Woman and Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture and in the anthology Secrets & Confidences: The Complicated Truth About Women’s Friendships (Seal Press: 2004). She has also written encyclopedia entries on a variety of media history topics. She has a Master’s degree in journalism with a specialization in cultural reporting and criticism from New York University and a Master’s degree in library science from Long Island University. For the past ten years, she has worked as an editorial researcher for a variety of publications including Glamour and Ladies’ Home Journal. She is now a librarian and lives in Manhattan. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Watching What We Eat : The Evolution of Television Cooking Shows

Continuum, 2009

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...In a culture like ours, long accustomed to splitting and dividing all things as a means of control, it is sometimes a bit of a shock to be reminded that, in operational and practical fact, the medium is the message. Cooking...

The Difficult Dinner Party: Food as Performance in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Fiction

Nicola Humble

Nicola Humble is Professor of English at the University of Roehampton, UK. She is the author of award winning title Culinary Pleasures and Cake: A Global History, and also edited a widely cited edition of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Literature of Food : An Introduction from 1830 to Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The subject of this chapter is crucially not only the dinner party, but also its difficulty. The dinner party is the place where numerous complexities of food culture collide – issues of etiquette, the form of the meal, the order...

The Great War and the Rise of State Intervention, Italy 1915–22

Carol Helstosky

Carol F. Helstosky is Assistant Professor of European History at the University of Denver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Garlic and Oil : Politics and Food in Italy

Berg, 2004

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...The First World War shook the foundations of European culture and politics. The war also transformed the nature of state intervention, as governments had to sustain military and civilian populations for the war’s duration. Food...

The Exotic Luncheons of the Société d’acclimatation

Lauren Janes

Lauren Janes is Assistant Professor of History at Hope College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Colonial Food in Interwar Paris : The Taste of Empire

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...On April 14, 1921, ninety-seven diners gathered for a grand luncheon banquet at the Buffet de la Gare de Lyon in Paris. The group consisted mostly of members of the Société d’acclimatation, including France’s leading zoologists...