The U.S. History Cookbook: Delicious Recipes and Exciting Events from the Past [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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!

Chapters discuss different time periods in American history, focusing on typical foods and cooking styles. Includes recipes for such dishes as pumpkin bread, Virginia ham with cherry sauce, and buckwheat griddle cakes.

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Editorial Reviews

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471463368
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/25/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 384,911
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 6 MB

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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
About This Book 1
Discovering the Kitchen 3
Tools of the Trade 4
Cooking Skills
Cutting 7
Measuring 8
Mixing 8
Stovetop Cooking 9
Cracking and Separating Eggs 9
Safety Rules
Around the Stove and Oven 11
Using Any Appliance 12
Using a Microwave Oven 12
Using a Knife 13
Cleaning Up 13
Chapter 1 The First Thanksgiving 15
Golden Harvest Pumpkin Bread 18
Cornmeal Blueberry Mush (Sautauthig) 20
The Ultimate Roasted Turkey Breast 21
Traditional Cranberry Sauce 22
Chapter 2 Colonial Fare 25
Corn Chowder 30
Virginia Ham with Cherry Sauce 31
Old-Fashioned Dried Apple Rings 32
All-American Baked Apple Crisp with Dried Fruits 33
Chapter 3 Louisiana Territory Creole and Cajun Foods 35
Shrimp and Ham Jambalaya 39
Bread Pudding with Fruit 41
King Cake 43
Chapter 4 Remember (Those Great Tortillas at) the Alamo! 47
Awesome Tacos 52
Ralph's Rib-Stickin' Hot and Spicy Texas Ribs 54
Meatless Chili 56
Chapter 5 A Pioneer Breakfast 59
Buckwheat Griddle Cakes 63
Amazing Country Scrambled Eggs 65
Trail Blazin' Beef Jerky 67
Chapter 6 Plantation Life 69
Southern Fried Chicken Wings 73
Plantation-Baked Corn Bread 75
The Sweetest Sweet Potato Pie 76
Peaches and Cream Ice Cream Sundae with Gingersnaps 77
Chapter 7 Dining on the Transcontinental Railroad 79
Chop Suey 83
Coast-to-Coast Apple Pie 85
Cocoanut Pudding 87
Chapter 8 A Victorian Tea 89
Lemon and Poppy Seed Afternoon Tea Bread 93
Old-Fashioned Root Beer Float 95
Noodle Kugel 96
Chapter 9 The Ravenous Roaring Twenties 99
Baby Ruth Homerun Bars 103
Fast 'n' Easy Caesar Salad 105
Supremely Citrus Sundae 106
Chapter 10 Making Do during the Great Depression 109
Speedy Vegetable and Barley Soup 113
Baked Macaroni and Cheese 115
Depression Cake 117
Chapter 11 World War II Rations 119
Cozy Chicken Veggie Noodle Stew 122
Sloppy Joes 124
Crunchy Carrots 126
M & M's Cookies 127
Chapter 12 Fabulous Fifties Foods 129
Vegetable Platter with Sour Cream and Onion Dip 133
Make-Your-Own TV Dinners 135
German Chocolate Minicakes 137
Coco-Nutty Pecan Frosting 139
Chapter 13 Sixties and Seventies Sensations 141
Peace, Love, and Crunchy Granola 145
Mother Earth's Zucchini Bread 146
Swift 'n' Savory Spinach and Onion Quiche 148
Green Beans Amandine 150
Chapter 14 High Tech, Low Fat: The 1980s and 1990s 153
Lazy Morning Lemon Blueberry Muffins 157
Fashionable Fettuccine with Porcini Mushrooms and Parmesan Cheese 159
Roasted Veggie Pita Rounds 161
American Food and Cooking Timeline 163
Glossary 167
Index 169
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