Learning to Cook in 1898: A Chicago Culinary Memoir by Ellen F. Steinberg | 9780814333648 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Learning to Cook in 1898: A Chicago Culinary Memoir

Learning to Cook in 1898: A Chicago Culinary Memoir

by Ellen F. Steinberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814333648

ISBN-13: 9780814333648

Pub. Date: 07/28/2007

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

Learning to Cook in 1898 is more than just a cookbook or a collection of nostalgic recipes. While the volume does contain treasured family recipes, the book’s primary focus is on the efforts Irma Rosenthal Frankenstein took to educate herself about cooking, nutrition, health, and household management as a young, American-born, middle class Chicago bride of

Overview

Learning to Cook in 1898 is more than just a cookbook or a collection of nostalgic recipes. While the volume does contain treasured family recipes, the book’s primary focus is on the efforts Irma Rosenthal Frankenstein took to educate herself about cooking, nutrition, health, and household management as a young, American-born, middle class Chicago bride of Jewish heritage at the turn of the century.

In this volume, author Ellen F. Steinberg analyzes primary material found in Irma’s "First Cook Book" and memoirs. She focuses on approximately one year in Irma’s life during which the bride-to-be collected recipes for a variety of entrees, vegetable dishes, soups, salads, tea sandwiches, baked goods, and desserts. Though many of these recipes have obvious German roots, some were clipped from local newspapers and women’s magazines, demonstrating Irma’s efforts to combine her family’s culinary traditions with modern American foodways. Eleanor Hanson, a culinary professional, worked with Steinberg to adapt more than eighty of the recipes for modern cooks.

Learning to Cook in 1898 offers insights into everyday life of the era, the sphere of women’s experience, and the customs of German and German-American communities in the Midwest. The text and recipes together will give readers interested in culinary history an opportunity not only to step back into the past but also to sample the rich tastes of those times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814333648
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Series:
Great Lakes Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xv
Introduction     1
Preserving the Heritage     5
Leavened Breads and Cakes     17
Traditions and Innovations     33
Dainty Dishes     47
Of Cooking and Medicinal Foods     73
Recipes     99
Notes     183
Bibliography     195
Recipe Index     203
Subject Index     211

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