The Ark of Taste by David S Shields, Giselle Kennedy Lord

The Ark of Taste: Delicious and Distinctive Foods That Define the United States by David S Shields, Giselle Kennedy Lord
English | 2023 | Food & Cooking

Explore and enjoy the heritage foods that give the United States its culinary identity, from heirloom tomatoes to Tupelo honey, in this visual volume for curious eaters, gardeners and home cooks.


The Ark of Taste is a living catalog of our nation’s food heritage preserving treasures passed down for generations—some rare, some endangered, all delicious.

Created by Slow Food USA, the Ark shines light on history, identity, and taste through these unique food products, featuring recipes and the stories of how they reach our tables In these pages you’ll learn about:
• Carolina Gold rice
• Wellfleet oysters
• Cherokee Purple tomatoes
• The Moon and Stars watermelon
• Black Republican cherries
• Candy Roaster squash, and more

These foods reflect our country’s diversity. By championing them, we keep them in production and on our plates, while promoting a more equitable alternative to industrial agriculture.

The Ark of Taste is a vital resource for all of us who spend the summer searching for that perfectly ripe peach or heirloom tomato—or who are simply looking for the next good thing to eat.

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