100 Years of American Food

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  1. cerise

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    Restaurants/Dining, cooking trends, etc.

    http://leitesculinaria.com/10348/wr...e-decades-american-food-history.html#comments

    Give it a read, when you have a chance.

    I recall some of the eras mentioned, and think he nailed it on many levels.  What say you?

    Noticed the article stopped at 1999.  Trying to think of anything remarkable that was brought to the "table" restaurant or home cooking-wise, etc., since then to present.  Off the top of my head, moleculargastronomy (& foam) come to mind.

    How would you finish the article, or what would you add, that made an impact on American food history past to present -- chefs and homecooks?
     
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  2. chicagoterry

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    Farm to table/ community sustained agriculture/return to heritage ingredients

    A consciousness of industrial food animal production and a return to butchering and nose-to-tail cooking

    Food blogging

    The normalization of extremely restrictive dietary requirements--gluten free, paleo, Vegan

    Fusion cuisines--Korean tacos come immediate

    Food trucks

    Obsession with cooking shows--cooking as reality show competition
     
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    Excellent points, CT.  I forgot about Fusion.  /img/vbsmilies/smilies/thumb.gif  
     
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  4. chrislehrer

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    Craft beer and what the Brits call the "gastro-pub" to go with it.