From the Family Kitchen: Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes [NOOK Book]

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Celebrate Your Family Recipes and Heritage

From Great-grandma's apple pie to Mom's secret-recipe stuffing, food is an important ingredient in every family's history. This three-part keepsake recipe journal will help you celebrate your family recipes and record the precious memories those recipes hold for you--whether they're hilarious anecdotes about a disastrous dish or tender reflections about time spent cooking with a loved one.

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From the Family Kitchen: Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes

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Overview

Celebrate Your Family Recipes and Heritage

From Great-grandma's apple pie to Mom's secret-recipe stuffing, food is an important ingredient in every family's history. This three-part keepsake recipe journal will help you celebrate your family recipes and record the precious memories those recipes hold for you--whether they're hilarious anecdotes about a disastrous dish or tender reflections about time spent cooking with a loved one.

The foods we eat tell us so much about who we are, where we live and the era we live in. The same is true for the foods our ancestors ate. This book will show you how to uncover historical recipes and food traditions, offering insight into your ancestors' everyday lives and clues to your genealogy. Inside you'll find:

  • Methods for gathering family recipes
  • Interview questions to help loved ones record their food memories
  • Places to search for historical recipes
  • An explanation of how immigrants influenced the American diet
  • A look at how technology changed the way people eat
  • A glossary of historical cooking terms
  • Modern equivalents to historical units of measure
  • Actual recipes from late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century cookbooks
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Editorial Reviews

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"If you are interested in food, in families, and in genealogy, this book will inspire you to record and preserve your family's food memories and recipes for future generations." —Lisa & Sarah at A Spoonful of Sugar
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440318337
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 4/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,260,495
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Gena Philibert Ortega is a consultant for Family History Expos, RootsMagic and the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She speaks on various subjects involving genealogy to nationwide and international audiences via webinars as well as to groups throughout California and Utah. Gena serves as Vice-President for the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She is also a Regional Director for the California State Genealogical Alliance. She is the director of the genealogy social network GenealogyWise, which currently has over 24,000 members.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Part 1 Discover Your Family's Food Herilage 8

Chapter 1 Food Heritage 10

Genealogy is more than names and dates. Studying social history will help you better understand how your ancestors lived.

Chapter 2 They Brought Their Food With Them 24

Immigrants brought recipes, raw ingredients, and even seeds from their homelands. How did these food traditions meld into our ancestors' diet?

Chapter 3 Oysters, Peacocks, and Green Jell-O 34

Food traditions vary by region, state, county, city, and even neighborhood. This chapter explores the impact of climate, ethnic and religious groups, and industry on our food.

Chapter 4 Food Throughout Time 52

The foods your ancestors ate were often influenced or dictated by technology, location, and social and political events such as economic depression and war.

Chapter 5 Cookbooks and Menus 66

This chapter explores the evolution of cookbooks since the eighteenth century and explores menus from nineteenth-century restaurants.

Chapter 6 How to Find Your Ancestors' Recipes 80

The best place to find family recipes is in your own home. You can also interview relatives and research local cookbooks to learn more about your ancestors' diets.

Part 2 A Look Back at Historical Recipes 100

Chapter 7 Decipher Old Cooking Terms 102

Having trouble understanding an old recipe? This chapter includes a vintage glossary of cooking term, measuring charts, and cooking times.

Chapter 8 The Arts of Dining and Gleaning 114

Cookbooks are more than just recipes. Read vintage advice on menu planning, table setting and decorating, and proper cleaning techniques.

Chapter 9 Historical Recipes 128

This chapter contains recipes from both community cookbooks and cooking school cookbooks from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Part 3 Recipe Journal 148

Record your own family recipes in this journal section.

Bibliography and Resources 198

Index 204

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