Andrew Smith on How Beverages Have Changed American History (He Also Talks About Tuna)

Earlier this fall, Andrew Smith talked about his book Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages at a special event sponsored by the Culinary Historians of Chicago.

In the talk, Smith considers why Americans drink what we drink, how beverages — alcoholic and non-alcoholic — have changed American history and how Americans have invented, adopted, modified, and commercialized tens of thousands of beverages. Additionally, Smith also discusses his other new book American Tuna—the Rise and Fall of an Improbable Food.

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