• The World on a Plate



The World on a Plate

A Tour Through the History of America’s Ethnic Cuisine


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The World on a Plate is the story of how immigrant families have changed and influenced our food and created a uniquely American culinary pastiche. Joel Denker, a longtime food and travel writer and scholar of American folklore, conducted interviews with a range of ethnic-food merchants in crafting a history of our colorful food makers — the grocers, vendors, manufacturers, importers, restaurateurs — and the products they have given us.

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