The American Ethnic Cookbook for Students

The American Ethnic Cookbook for Students

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by Mark H. Zanger
     
 

The first cookbook to present the dishes of more than 120 ethnic groups now in America, The American Ethinic Cookbook for Students illustrates how those dishes have changed throughout the years. This cookbook contains more than 300 recies plus references to ethnography, food history, culture, and the history of American immigration. A bibliography at the end

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The first cookbook to present the dishes of more than 120 ethnic groups now in America, The American Ethinic Cookbook for Students illustrates how those dishes have changed throughout the years. This cookbook contains more than 300 recies plus references to ethnography, food history, culture, and the history of American immigration. A bibliography at the end of each ethnic group section is included. Covering the cooking of Native American tribes, old-stock settlers, old immigrants from 1840-1920, and the new immigrants, no other cookbook describes so many different ethnic groups or focuses on the American ethnic experience. Arranged alphabetically by ethnic group, each chapter consists of a brief introduction to the ethnic group, its food history and ethnogaphy, followed by recipes, with step-by-step instructions, techniques hints, and equipment information. Among the 120 ethnic groups included are: Amish-Mennonites, Arcadians, Cugans, Dutch, Cajuns, Eskimos, Hopi, Hungarians, Jamaicans, Jews, Palestinians, Serbs, Sioux, Turks, and Vietnamese.

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School Library Journal
Gr 5 Up-A rich source of 400 recipes from 122 alphabetically arranged ethnic groups including 21 Native American tribes. However, these are not from the original culture, but rather are the American adaptations by people who remember another time and place. For each group there is a short informative history and a current estimate of population, followed by two to six recipes. The annotated bibliography includes Web sites that provide sources for more dishes. The family favorites range in difficulty, and a few line drawings illustrate complicated procedures. An instructional chapter on kitchen safety is useful for students as is the recipe index and an index by state. The appendix provides cross-cultural foods and their names in various countries. This book supplements Carole Lisa Albyn's Multicultural Cookbook for Students (1993) and Lois S. Webb's Holidays of the World Cookbook (1995, both Oryx). It includes groups that are difficult to find in other sources such as Carpatho-Rusyn-Americans, Hmong-Americans, and Slovene-Americans. Using these recipes will be a great motivation for students to learn about the varied heritage of our immigrant nation.-Sandra L. Doggett, Urbana High School, Ijamsville, MD Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Superbly designed as a reference for school and professional cooking school curriculums, Mark Zanger's The American Ethnic Cookbook For Students is ideal for the home chef as well. Virtually every ethnic background represented in the American populace is represented with this impressive collection of culinary dishes that will pleasure the palate and satisfy the appetite. The hundreds of entries are arranged alphabetically by ethnicity and range from Acadian (Cajun) to Zuni. In addition to a wealth of culinary treasures, The American Ethnic Cookbook For Students is enhanced further with appendices on "How To Knead"; "The All Stuffed Cabbage"; "They All Fried Bean Cakes"; "They All Fried Dough"; an annotated bibliography, and index of recipes by states, and a general index. The American Ethnic Cookbook For Students is especially recommended to members of specialty dining clubs whose menus celebrate ethnic cuisines.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573563451
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/30/2001
Series:
Cookbooks for Students Series
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

MARK H. ZANGER is a longtime restaurant critic for the Boston Phoenix under the name Robert Nadeau, and a veteran Boston journalist. He is a former executive editor of Cooks Illustrated magazine. He has written and edited for various newspapers, online services, and magazines. Zanger is the author of Robert Nadeaus Guide to Boston Restaurants and of a chapter on Boston restaurants in Fodors 98.

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