Lit: David Kamp

David Kamp is obsessed with food. His popular 2006 book, The United States of Arugula, is the culmination of this obsession, investigating “how food in America got better, and how it hopped the fence from the ghettos of home economics and snobby gourmand

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David Kamp is obsessed with food. His popular 2006 book, The United States of Arugula, is the culmination of this obsession, investigating “how food in America got better, and how it hopped the fence from the ghettos of home economics and snobby gourmandism to the expansive realm of popular culture.”

Kamp’s impressively researched, surprisingly irreverent narrative focuses on, among others, the three figures most responsible for this shift. Kamp speaks 7 p.m. Tuesday as part of the Home and Hearth series at The Mercantile Library.

Read an interview with Kamp here.

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