Front cover image for Twain's feast : searching for America's lost foods in the footsteps of Samuel Clemens

Twain's feast : searching for America's lost foods in the footsteps of Samuel Clemens

Shares insights into Mark Twain's menu-style tribute to American cuisine and how it included wild regional specialties that have been lost to industrial food production, tracing the author's efforts to track down eight specific dishes
Print Book, English, 2010
Penguin Press, New York, 2010
323 pages ; 24 cm
9781594202599, 9780143119340, 1594202591, 0143119346
466335788
It makes me cry to think of them : prairie-hens, from Illinois
A barrel of odds and ends : possum and raccoon
Masterpiece of the universe : trout at Lake Tahoe
Heaven on the half shell : oysters and mussels in San Francisco
Dinner was leisurely served : Philadelphia terrapin
The most absorbing story in the world : sheep-head and croakers, from New Orleans
It is my Thanksgiving Day : cranberries
Twilight : maple syrup
Epilogue