Entries of a paragraph or two discuss aspects of American cuisine. Includes not only types of food and dishes, but festivals, traditional holidays, eating and drinking establishments, meals such as a continental breakfast, and ethnic foods. Other entries include soups kitchen, medicinal foods, military chow, and children's meals. Includes a topical list of entries to complement the main alphabetical list, as well as an index and bibliography. Illustrated in black and white. Well cross-referenced. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.