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From Hardtack to Home Fries: An Uncommon History of American Cooks and Meals

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Review:

"A wide-ranging selection of personal stories and recipes, Hardtack is a savory history of American cooking and the cultural forces that have shaped it. Those who love food will devour this very readable book. If anything, they may find that Hardtack, like any good meal, leaves them wanting more." Julie Finnin Day, The Christian Science Monitor (read the entire CSM review)

About the Author

Barbara Haber has had a distinguished career as Curator of Books at the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. Haber is a popular speaker and writer on culinary history and has been profiled in Newsweek, The New York Times, Bon Appétit, and other prominent publications. For her contributions to food and cooking, she was elected to the James Beard Foundation's Who's Who in American Food and Beverages, and given the prestigious M.F.K. Fisher Award by Les Dames d'Escoffier. She lives in Winchester, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction: Follow the Food


One: Feeding the Great Hunger: The Irish Famine and America

Two: Pretty Much of a Muchness: Civil War Nurses and Diet Kitchens

Three: They Dieted for Our Sins: America's Food Reformers

Four: The Harvey Girls: Good Women and Good Food Civilize the American West

Five: Home Cooking in the FDR White House: The Indomitable Mrs. Nesbitt

Six: Cooking Behind Barbed Wire: POWs During World War II

Seven: Sachertorte in Harvard Square: Jewish Refugees Find Friends and Work

Eight: Food Keeps the Faith: African-American Cooks and Their Heritage

Nine: Growing Up with Gourmet: What Cookbooks Mean


Annotated Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684842172
Subtitle:
An Uncommon History of American Cooks and Meals
Author:
Haber, Barbara
Publisher:
Free Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Food habits
Subject:
Diet
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - American - General
Subject:
History
Copyright:
Series Volume:
105-01
Publication Date:
20020402
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 17.680 oz

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From Hardtack to Home Fries: An Uncommon History of American Cooks and Meals
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Product details 256 pages Free Press - English 9780684842172 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A wide-ranging selection of personal stories and recipes, Hardtack is a savory history of American cooking and the cultural forces that have shaped it. Those who love food will devour this very readable book. If anything, they may find that Hardtack, like any good meal, leaves them wanting more." (read the entire CSM review)
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