The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America's Food

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Product Details

Price
$35.00
Publisher
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
432
Dimensions
7.2 X 1.4 X 9.3 inches | 1.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781631490736

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About the Author

Matthew Gavin Frank is the author of Preparing the Ghost and The Mad Feast. He teaches creative writing and lives in Marquette, Michigan.

Reviews

[A] raucous gastro-crawl through regional American cuisine.--Jeffery Gleaves
Never has a country-spanning food romp felt this subversive. Frank's essays--which dissect signature dishes from all 50 states--are nothing short of brilliant.... [A]n exploration of humanity, life, and tastes, the book is delicious. A-
[Frank]'s produced a surprising, entertaining look at what Americans eat and why.
This crazy culinary cruise through America is as messy and wonderful as Iowa's Loosemeat Sandwich. ...This is no cookbook with practical recipes or a patronizing tour of backwoods eateries, but a meditation on our nation's strange history that stares up at us from the plate, as tart as a Key lime and dense as Mississippi Mud Pie.--Andrew Lawler, author of Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?
The Mad Feast is the ideal gift for your closest traveling companion, a self-guided tour crafted with a native's intuition and panache.... Using quirky historical anecdotes that echo a nation's motley coming-of-age, Frank has found a way to serve each state's beating heart on a platter. At turns spunky, wise, and melancholic, The Mad Feast is essential reading material for your next cross-country road trip.