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Twains Feast

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.