Tastes like chicken : a history of America's favorite bird / Emelyn Rude.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 273 pages) : illustrations.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.
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- ISBN: 1681771632
- ISBN: 9781681771632
- ISBN: 1681771985
- ISBN: 9781681771984
- Edition: First Pegasus Books edition.
|Bibliography, etc.:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-263) and index.|
|Contents:||A fowl introduction -- The early bird -- A healing broth -- The general chicken merchants -- Of chicken and champagne -- The poor man's chicken -- America's egg basket -- Calories and constituents -- The kosher chicken wars -- Celia Steele's modest endeavor -- They saw in hens a way -- A chicken for every grill -- A nugget worth more than gold -- The tale of the colonel and the general -- The modern chicken -- the end and the beginning.|
|Summary:||How did chicken achieve the culinary ubiquity it enjoys today? It's hard to imagine, but there was a point in history, not terribly long ago, that individual people each consumed less than ten pounds of chicken per year. Today, those numbers are strikingly different: we consumer nearly twenty-five times as much chicken as our great-grandparents did. Collectively, Americans devour 73.1 million pounds of chicken in a day, close to 8.6 billion birds per year. How did chicken rise from near-invisibility to being in seemingly "every pot," as per Herbert Hoover's famous promise?|
|Source of Description:||
Print version record.
|Subject:||Chickens -- History
Cooking (Chicken) -- United States -- History
Chickens -- United States -- History
Chicken industry -- United States -- History
Citation: Rude, Emelyn. "Tastes like chicken : a history of America's favorite bird." New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.