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Tastes like chicken : a history of America's favorite bird / Emelyn Rude.

Rude, Emelyn (author.).
E-book E-book (2016.)
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?
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Citation: Rude, Emelyn. "Tastes like chicken : a history of America's favorite bird." New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.
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