The U.S. History Cookbook: Delicious Recipes and Exciting Events from the Past

The U.S. History Cookbook: Delicious Recipes and Exciting Events from the Past

by Joan D'Amico, Karen E. Drummond, Tina Cash-Walsh, Jeff Cline
     
 

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Serve up a heaping lesson of history with delicious recipes from our nation's past–– from the pilgrims' first feast to today's high-tech, low-fat fare

Who knew history could be so delicious? In The U.S. History Cookbook, you'll discover how Americans have lived and dined over the centuries. This scrumptious survey of periods and events in U.S. history

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Serve up a heaping lesson of history with delicious recipes from our nation's past–– from the pilgrims' first feast to today's high-tech, low-fat fare

Who knew history could be so delicious? In The U.S. History Cookbook, you'll discover how Americans have lived and dined over the centuries. This scrumptious survey of periods and events in U.S. history mixes together a delectable batter of food timelines, kid-friendly recipes, and fun food facts throughout each chapter, including such fascinating tidbits as: Sunday was baked bean day in many colonial family homes; pioneers took advantage of the rough trails to churn milk into butter; the Girl Scouts first started selling cookies in the 1930s to save money for summer camp; and so much more!

Kids will have a great time learning about the past while they cook up easy and yummy recipes, including:

  • Cornmeal Blueberry Mush, a favorite dish of the Native Americans of the Northeast
  • King Cake, the traditional cake served at the Mardi Gras Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Amazing Country Scrambled Eggs, an essential part of any hearty pioneer breakfast
  • Cocoanut Pudding, a favorite dessert of travelers riding the transcontinental railroad in the 1870s
  • Baked Macaroni 'N' Cheese, a popular and inexpensive dish enjoyed during the Depression

The U.S. History Cookbook also includes information on cooking tools and skills, with important rules for kitchen safety and clean up.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This is the best cookbook I have ever come across. D'Amico and Drummond combine tasty recipes with fun facts about American history. A brief look at the political environment during the time period is followed by several recipes that illustrate how people ate during the time period presented. The first Thanksgiving includes such recipes as Golden Harvest Pumpkin Bread and Traditional Cranberry Sauce, while the "Fabulous Fifties Food" includes recipes for Make-Your-Own TV Dinners and vegetable dip. Time periods are presented in turn and include Colonial Fare, Plantation Life, The Ravenous Roaring Twenties, as well as many others. Amusing illustrations accompany each time period as well as showcasing some of the tools and procedures used during the cooking process. The authors have included "Tools of the Trade," cooking procedures and safety measures in the front of the book; included in the back are an index, a glossary, and a food and cooking timeline. 2003, John Wiley & Sons,
— Danielle Williams

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471463368
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/25/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

JOAN D'AMICO is a cooking instructor at King's Cookingstudio in New Jersey and an educational consultant.
KAREN Eich DRUMMOND is a registered dietitian and the author of several adult cookbooks. The two coauthored Wiley's The Science Chef, The U.S. Cookbook, The Math Chef, and The Healthy Body Cookbook.

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