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The Military Wives' Cookbook: 200 Years of Traditions, Recipes, and Remembrances
     

The Military Wives' Cookbook: 200 Years of Traditions, Recipes, and Remembrances

by Carolyn Quick Tillery
 

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The Military Wives' Cookbook is a collection of recipes, anecdotal stories, and vintage photographs tracing the history and unique contributions of American military wives. Beginning with an Independence Tea Party featuring the foods served by the women of Edenton, North Carolina, at a party on October 25, 1774, it recreates the scenes and

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The Military Wives' Cookbook is a collection of recipes, anecdotal stories, and vintage photographs tracing the history and unique contributions of American military wives. Beginning with an Independence Tea Party featuring the foods served by the women of Edenton, North Carolina, at a party on October 25, 1774, it recreates the scenes and foods that recount the stories of the commitments and sacrifice that military wives have given the nation for more than two hundred years.

Presented in menu format, each chapter includes a story related to the recipes of the period ("A Colonial Thanksgiving" and "Christmas in the Confederate White House") and feature foods from around the world, including places like Morocco, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Japan, and Korea.

The Military Wives' Cookbook is divided into six large sections:

  • Teas and Coffees
  • Buffets, Brunches, and Lunches
  • A Taste of Home: Dinner Family Style
  • Alfresco Dining
  • Over There: An International Affair
  • Home for the Holidays and Other Celebrations.

The women, through whose eyes these stories are told and whose recipes are shared, are truly remarkable. They often balanced the responsibilities of maintaining home and hearth, raising a family, managing a business, and supporting a war effort. In addition, they found time to extend themselves in friendship and hospitality to one another and to women in the places where they were stationed, earning them a well-respected reputation that continues to this day.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"not only is the Military Wives Cookbook flavored with all the binding ingredients of a classic cookbook, it offers us all an opportunity to reflect on the courage and strength as told by those battle scarred families left at home. " - Months of Edible Celebrations

"This book would make a great gift for your friends or family serving in the military. I can't wait to use mine to help me plan my next party!" - Econobusters

"The care that was taken to present this book in a manner that will make for more than a cookbook, but a book, well deserving of space in my bookcase... One certainly doesn't have to be from a Military family to appreciate the sentiments that are contained within the three hundred plus pages of this book. " - Bella Online

"The book is an interesting look at the women who have supported, and continue to support, those who serve our country." - Hushpuppy Nation

"[I]nterspersed in between all the delicious recipes are stories about how dishes were prepared, quotes from famous military wives, and tidbits from every battle America has fought. I have to say, it's an interesting read even beyond the recipes." - Crazed Mommy

"The Military Wives Cookbook would be of special interest to families with military connections, though it would also make a fine volume for someone interested in entertaining and learning how to create menus.

" - Andrea's Reviews

"The Military Wives Cookbook by Carolyn Quick Tillery is so retro cool. It has some awesome recipes in it, that could feed an army... Or at least take along to an army picnic!" - Creative Thoughts by Chelle

"I give the cookbook 5 Stars! I highly recommend that you check it out." - Our Story

"I always welcome a new recipe book to get my culinary juices flowing. This one especially because a) I'm a military wife, b) I love all the tid-bits about those women that came before me, and c) I feel especially proud when I make these wives' recipes that have seen some of history's most important moments." - More than an (Army) Wife

"It's a really very charming cookbook to read. There is every variety of recipes in this book from traditional baking recipes to international fair." - Snow Bound in the Yukon

"The vignettes of military history and stories from wives, pictures tastefully strewn throughout and the wonderful collection of simple but time-honored recipes, cook up a true crowd pleaser." - Hooah Wife and Friends

"This treasure of American historical lore and modern vignettes is the brainchild of an accomplished Military wife herself , Carolyn Quick Tillery." - CocoCooks

" This cookbook combines two of my very favorite things - cookbooks (new recipes) and history." - Reviews by Heidi

"Fascinating and sometimes tear-jerking, The Military Wives Cookbook weaves together scenes, foods, and stories that offer a glimpse into more than 200 years' worth of history of the American military wife." - My Home Sweet Home Online

"It's an amazing collection of of very personal stories, letters, and photos of the lives of military wives... over 200 years worth. Moving would be an understatement." - Trying Our Best

"Ms. Tillery went above and beyond with this project; this book was a labor of love. She presents photographs, letters, and personal accounts throughout the book and introduces us to some fascinating and resilient women. " - A Flyover Blog

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581826722
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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