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Dining by Rail: The History and the Recipes of America's Golden Age of Railroad Cuisine

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Publisher Comments:

Dining by Rail is James D. Porterfield's book of history and recipes from America's golden age of railroad cuisine. Porterfield is a devotee of railroad history and a gourmet cook, and while preparing this book he sorted through 7,500 railroad recipes. Full of authentic menus and classic recipes like Lobster Newburg, deviled eggs and blanc mange, Dining by Rail is the book for anyone who has ever dreamed of returning to the days of glamorous travel.

Book News Annotation:

While food served in the dining cars of the great railroads may have lacked the excellence of a 4-star restaurant, the dining experience was unmatched. The scenery, eating en route, sitting with other passengers, all contributed to a delightful repast. Here is a history of railroad food and the development and operation of the dining car, and 200 pages of recipes.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The History and Recipes of America's Golden Age of Railroad Cuisine

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-372) and index.

About the Author

James D. Porterfield is a devotee of railroad history and a gourmet cook. He sorted through 7,500 authentic railroad recipes while preparing this book. He lives and teaches in State College, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312087685
Subtitle:
The History and Recipes of America's Golden Age of Railroad Cuisine
Author:
Porterfield, James
Author:
Porterfield, James D.
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Cookery, american
Subject:
Railroads
Subject:
Railroads - History
Subject:
Dining-car services
Subject:
Railroads -- United States -- Dining-car service -- History.
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - American - General
Subject:
Methods - Quantity
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Regional
Subject:
Ethnic / American / General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
rail travel
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
#4
Publication Date:
19980515
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes black-and-white illustrations t
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.03 x 6.99 x 1.055 in

Related Subjects

Cooking and Food » Reference and Etiquette » Historical Food and Cooking
Transportation » Railroads » Other

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