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Author Block, Daniel, 1967-

Title Chicago : a food biography / Daniel R. Block and Howard B. Rosing
Published Lanham : Rowman and Littlefield, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 326 pages)
Series Big city food biographies series
Big city food biographies series.
Contents Introduction -- The material resources: land, water, and air -- Indigenous foodways of Chicago -- Migration and the making of Chicago foodways -- Markets and retail -- From frontier town to industrial and commercial food capital -- Eating at the meeting place: a short history of Chicago's restaurants -- Chicago street food, recipes, and cookbooks
Summary Chicago began as a frontier town on the edge of white settlement and diverse indigenous populations. In this environment, cultures mixed, and many of the storefront ethnic restaurants catered specifically to passengers transferring from train to train between one of the five major downtown railroad stations. Becoming the second largest city in the US in 1890, Chicago itself and its immediate surrounding area was also the site of agriculture, both producing food for the city and for shipment elsewhere. Block and Rosing tell a story of not just culture, economics, and innovation, but also a history of regulation and regulators, and reveal Chicago to be one of the foremost eating destinations in the country
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-293) and index
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Subject Food -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
Grocers -- Illinois -- Chigago -- History
Restaurants -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
Food industry and trade -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
Cooking, American -- Midwestern style -- History
COOKING -- General.
Cooking, American -- Midwestern style.
Food industry and trade.
Chicago (Ill.) -- History.
Illinois -- Chicago.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Rosing, Howard
LC no. 2021676761
ISBN 9781442227279