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October 04, 2016
Sarah Lohman’s Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine offers an eclectic and thought-provoking survey into American culinary culture and palettes. She traces our culinary roots and, through professional and personal experience, as well as meticulous research, offers up the history of...
April 27, 2017
Every time the author mentioned some of her friends, I grew more envious that I am not one of them. I think she has to be one of the most interesting writers I've run across. In addition to writing, she gives food-related courses (lectures) regarding herbs and spices, which probably fill up withi...
December 04, 2017
Sarah Lohman identifies eight flavors that she claims are common in American pantries, some of which might surprise you including: black pepper, vanilla, chili powder, curry powder, soy sauce, garlic, MSG (umami), and sriracha. She then investigates the origins of each flavor and its process of b...
February 12, 2017
Enjoyed this unique take on history, food and the immigrant story. Not sure the author's thesis that these flavors were any more important than others really holds up, but the stories of each of the flavors were strong enough independently for me not to care that much. Also I rounded up this 3.5...
August 03, 2016
A nonfiction book about the history of American cooking. Lohman organizes the book around eight popular flavors, arranged chronologically as to their appearance in mainstream American food: black pepper, vanilla, chili powder, curry powder, soy sauce, garlic, MSG, and sriracha. Each has a chapter...
May 09, 2017
I actually really enjoyed this book, despite my husband's teasing about its "riveting" subject matter. In this book the author walks us through the introduction of certain flavors in US cuisine. Beginning with pepper and ending with Sriracha sauce, Lohman tells the story of how eight different fl...
November 27, 2017
An interesting, enjoyable read about the history of eight different now-American foods, including vanilla, curry, chili powder, MSG, soy sauce, sriracha, black pepper, and garlic. I got so wildly hungry over the vanilla and garlic sections. Recommended if you love food history.
March 15, 2017
An eye opening look (we have Martha Washington's cookbook ! It has a recipe for pepper molasses cookies! Ketchup was a replacement for hard to get soy sauce!) at how different flavors have been incorporated into American cooking. Fun, but seemed short for covering food history, immigration, trave...
January 08, 2017
In a lot of circumstances, eight isn’t a particularly high number. But according to a new book, the foundation of American cuisine through the centuries can be explored via just eight flavors.
That’s the premise of the aptly-named “Eight Flavors” (Simon &...
May 05, 2017
Very well researched, combined historical facts with good recipes