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Author: Libby H. O'Connell Narrator: Tanya Eby Publisher: Tantor Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2014 ISBN: 9781494574871
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For generations, people have proudly defined themselves and their values through their national cuisine. But American food, like its history, is a world of its own. This enticingly fresh book introduces modern listeners to lost American food traditions and leads them on a tantalizing culinary journey through the evolution of our vibrant cuisine and culture. Covering a hundred different foods from the Native American era through today and featuring over thirty recipes, this fascinating history of American food will delight history buffs and food lovers alike. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Tanya Eby gives a performance to relish in this exploration of America’s food heritage from the 1400s to the present day. The 100-plus stories, or “bites,” about our different foods, people, and cultures are enticingly delivered in Eby’s rich voice. She presents the myriad facts about evolving food traditions with a fusion of journalistic directness and storytelling inflections…Eby also employs well-timed pauses to serve up several ironic twists, adding zest to this delightful listening experience. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “O’Connell, chief historian for the History Channel and A&E Networks, has written a book rich in culinary history, sociology, and American culture…This title is not only educational but amusing.”

    Library Journal

  • “Libby O’Connell engages us in what feels like an historical scavenger hunt of some of the most common and seemingly mundane foods in American history. The facts and lore will draw you in to the point that you will never look at your food the same way again. The American Plate is a true masterclass in American history through a food lens. A must read!”

    Chef Carla Hall

  • The American Plate is an engagingly readable history of American food. Bee Wilson, author of Consider the For
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Narrator

Tanya Eby is a novelist and an audiobook narrator who has earned several AudioFile Earphones Awards and been nominated for the Audie Award. She has a BA degree in English language and literature and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine.