Founding Foodies Launches November 1

Posted by: Lois Manno

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Peanut HarvestSourcebooks, my new publisher, has announced November 1 as the launch date for my new book, Founding Foodies: How Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin Revolutionized American Cuisine. Shockingly, this food history doesn't concern chile peppers and fiery foods, but there is a subchapter about early barbecue.  It took me 3 1/2 years to research and write the book, but it was a lot of fun because I got to return to my Virginia roots in a lot of it.  The illustration at left is entitled "Peanut Harvest, Virginia, c. 1870" and illustrates a chapter partially about the African-American influence on colonial and post-colonial food.  Isn't she cute?  For a sampling of the book, go to my new blog, Founding Foodies.  The launch party is scheduled for October 21 at City Tavern in Philadelphia--join us for a lot of fun!

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This looks fun and interesting. Im still researching my book, im working on foods of Ancient Empires? (Rome, Greece, Persia, and the Vikings)
Chris Kennedy , May 27, 2010

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