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Joyce Maynard

American writer Joyce Maynard talks lovingly about how she curled up with her family during the gales of winter at their rural home, sharing bowls of popcorn.

Five leading American writers write about the cultural history of their favourite comfort food. Far from haute cuisine, these choices are a cake, a snack, and a dish in a box, a hearty homemade dessert and a thick gooey ubiquitous spread. The writers explore with delight and authority how these foods became American, they explain why they continue to be iconic and popular and compare regional preferences. None of these foods are good for the waistline but each is so loved that there is little guilt about indulging in traditional mouthfuls of pure heaven.

In this edition, author Joyce Maynard writes lovingly about how she curled up with her family during the gales of winter at their rural home, sharing bowls of popcorn.

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