Pot Roast, Politics, and Ants in the Pantry: Missouri's Cookbook Heritage

Pot Roast, Politics, and Ants in the Pantry: Missouri's Cookbook Heritage

by Carol Fisher, John C. Fisher
     
 

This treasure trove of anecdotes and nuggets of historical information about cookery in the Show-Me State draws from more than 150 publications to reveal Missouri’s cookbook heritage and to deliver a generous sampling of recipes. The Fishers scoured libraries and historical societies to find handwritten family recipe collections and mimeographed publications

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Overview

This treasure trove of anecdotes and nuggets of historical information about cookery in the Show-Me State draws from more than 150 publications to reveal Missouri’s cookbook heritage and to deliver a generous sampling of recipes. The Fishers scoured libraries and historical societies to find handwritten family recipe collections and mimeographed publications as well as glossy color editions. Cookbooks covered include such curiosities as the Julia Clark Household Memoranda Book from the William Clark papers, an 1880 production by the Ladies of St. Louis called My Mother’s Cookbook, Mary Foote Henderson’s Practical Cooking and Dinner Giving, and Albert E. Brumley’s All-Day Singin’ and Dinner on the Ground. Festival cookbooks, company cookbooks, even cookbooks tied to world events—they’re all here in one delightful book and its extensive bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826217912
Publisher:
University of Missouri Press
Publication date:
03/25/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author

Carol Fisher is author of The American Cookbook: A History, winner of the Missouri Writers’ Guild Walter Williams Major Work Award. John Fisher is author of Catfish, Fiddles, Mules, and More: Missouri’s State Symbols (University of Missouri Press). The authors live in Kennett, Missouri.

Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Cookbooks Come to Missouri     3
A Taste of Nineteenth-Century Publications     11
Community Cookbooks     28
A Serving of Ethnic Cookbooks     52
Missouri Cookbooks Record History     65
Individually Authored and Edited Cookbooks     88
Producer and Festival Cookbooks     105
Company/Product Cookbooks     119
Cookbooks from Restaurants Past and Present     140
World Events and Politics in Missouri Cookbooks     153
Kitchen Medicine, Housekeeping Tips, and Cookbook Literature     165
A Final Perspective     180
Selected Recipes     183
Notes     197
Bibliography     209
Index     225

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