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Like one of the BBQ meals described in its pages, America Eats!, by author/writer Pat Willard is tasty and completely satisfying. It’s a timely book, too: not only because of the material’s origin as a New Deal project (which the nation’s current economic situation has all of us thinking and talking about), but because of the growing interest in American food culture and sustainable food systems. America Eats! is an unusual book. It incorporates extensive pieces of regional manuscripts produced during the Great Depression by the Works Progress Administration with contemporary observations by Willard, who attempted to follow the footsteps of the original WPA authors to discover what remained of the food culture they described, or what corresponded in contemporary experience.