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with author Paul Freedman
Wednesday, May 20 — 7:00 pm

For centuries, skeptical foreigners — and even millions of Americans — have believed there was no such thing as American cuisine. In recent decades, hamburgers, hot dogs, and pizza have been thought to define the nation’s palate. Not so, says food historian Paul Freedman, who demonstrates that there is an exuberant and diverse, if not always coherent, American cuisine that reflects the history of the nation itself.