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Twains Feast

Meatless Monday: Preserving What's on America's Plate

Ellen Kanner | Posted 07.25.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Mark Twain, adored the abundance of America's plate. He even dreamed of it. He found the food in Europe "as tasteless as paper." He longed for the foo...

Twain's Feast: Forgotten Foods Worth Bringing Back

Andrew Beahrs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Beahrs

Today's post is aspirational--a way of prompting thoughts about what can be done to bring back some of the diverse abundance that Mark Twain took for granted.

6 Foods Mark Twain Loved That Can Still Be Found

Andrew Beahrs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Beahrs

In yesterday's post, I listed a number of foods that have vanished from America's tables since Mark Twain included them on a long fantasy menu written...

Twain's Feast: America's Vanished Foods

Andrew Beahrs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Beahrs

While traveling across Europe in 1879, Twain wrote a fantasy menu of all his favorite American dishes--some eighty in all--many of which have now vanished from the country's tables.

Irreplaceably Delicious: The Flavor of America Has Always Been Wild

Andrew Beahrs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Beahrs

Our willingness to tolerate the disappearance of wild foods, and the pleasures they bring, is deeply sobering.

Meatless Monday: Remembrance of Things Past? Saving Vanishing Regional Food

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Proust evoked a flood of memories in Remembrance of Things Past by tasting a scallop-shaped cake dipped in tea. We might have to go the same way, savoring the local foods we love before they're lost to us forever.