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Ch 3: The Paving of Paradise

After World War II, developers came into what was the biggest farm town in the nation and forever changed it. This created new issues, as people and vegetables competed for space. As the population grew, what was ultimately most attractive to new residents was real estate and "the selling of front lawn” resulting in much of the farmland now covered over by concrete used to make way for housing and industrial interests.

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“Foodways” was first coined in 1942 by anthropologists, folklorists and food scholars to describe the study of why we eat what we eat, and what it means: “Food at the intersection of culture, tradition and history.” Our attitudes, practices and rituals around food are a window onto our most basic beliefs about the world and ourselves.

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