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From hardtack to home fries : an uncommon history of American cooks and meals

Author: Barbara Haber
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
As any cook knows, every meal, and every diet, has a story--whether it relates to presidents and first ladies or to the poorest of urban immigrants. Cultural historian Haber has spent years excavating stories of the ways in which meals cooked and served by women have shaped American history. This book brings together the best of those stories, from the 1840s to the present, focusing on a remarkable assembly of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Koch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Haber
ISBN: 0684842173 9780684842172 0470843713 9780470843710
OCLC Number: 48515722
Awards: Commended for IACP Crystal Whisk Award (Literary Food Writing) 2003
Description: vii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Follow the food --
Feeding the great hunger: the Irish famine and America --
Pretty much of a muchness: Civil War nurses and diet kitchens --
They dieted for our sins: America's food reformers --
The Harvey girls: good women and food food civilize the American west --
Home cooking in the FDR White House: the indomitable Mrs. Nesbitt --
Cooking behind barbed wire: POWs during World War II --
Sachertorte in Harvard Square: Jewish refugees find friends and work --
Food keeps the faith: African-American cooks and their heritage --
Growing Up with Gourmet: what cookbooks mean.
Responsibility: Barbara Haber.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_376770
991000567989705351

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