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New Book Celebrates the Mighty Potato Chip

1 Oct

Looking forward to checking this one out — sounds like a pretty cool read.

“The appealing tale of how the pedestrian potato was transformed into America’s favorite snack food.” —Margaret Engel, coauthor (with Allison Engel) of Food Finds: America’s Best Local Foods and the People Who Produce Them

The potato chip has been one of America’s favorite snacks since its accidental origin in a nineteenth-century kitchen. Crunch! A History of the Great American Potato Chip tells the story of this crispy, salty treat, from the early sales of locally made chips at corner groceries, county fairs, and cafes to the mass marketing and corporate consolidation of the modern snack food industry.

It’s not available yet via Amazon.com, but try contacting the publisher (University of Wisconsin Press).