Three squares is a really interesting book that charts the evolution of the american meal from the concept of snacking to how courses evolved and the way cultural norms dictated how americans ate however what is strange is how the book completely omits the influence of immigrant communities on the american meal or any mentions of foods eaten . Three squares the invention of the american meal user review kirkus an information packed history of american eating habitswe live in a food environment shaped by culture and history writes carroll in her first book a heavily researched and wide ranging history . The story of how the simple gruel of our forefathers gave way to snack fixes and fast food three squares also explains how americans eating habits may change in the years to come only by understanding the history of the american meal can we can help determine its future. Those are questions scholar abigail carroll seeks to explain in her new book three squares the invention of the american meal i originally planned to write a book on the history of snacking in america not a book about the american meal carroll explained to thedc in an interview about her new book. Max watman reviews three squares the invention of the american meal by abigail caroll
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