By Pat Willard
“Not not like going out with strong pals or long-lost kinfolk for a flavor of nation life.”—Christian technological know-how display screen
Pat Willard takes readers on a trip into the local nooks and crannies of yank delicacies, the place WPA writers have been dispatched in 1935 to rfile the roots of our assorted culinary tradition.
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