Carol Fisher American Cookbook: A History

ISBN 13: 9780786423422

American Cookbook: A History

4.17 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780786423422: American Cookbook: A History
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

When colonists arrived in America, their knowledge of cooking sometimes had little in common with available ingredients. Eventually they adapted recipes from the old country for use with native foods and cooking methods. The resulting infusion nourished an enthusiasm for cookbooks, as cooks from all walks of life recorded and exchanged old and new recipes. This book serves up the American cookbook as a tasty sampler of history, geography and culture, revealing the influence of political events (e.g. wartime rationing), social movements (temperance), and technological change (new packaging and cooking methods). Skimming antiquity, the author whisks us through history to the first American cookbook, published by Amelia Simmons in 1796. Next she examines the cookbook revolution of the 1800s that was sparked by vigilant interest in household management and fueled by professionals and cooking schools. She heralds the charity and community cookbook, which has roots in the Civil War and thrives today. Regional and ethnic cookbooks merit discussion in their own chapter, which is followed by consideration of themes, product promotion, special collections and unusual formats. Cookbook aficionados will find familiar titles in the final chapter, “Most Influential Cookbooks of the Twentieth Century.” Multiple bibliographies list notable American cookbooks, product cookbooks and booklets, alternative format cookbooks, and culinary books (books about food), as well as the author’s research sources. A selected list of libraries and archives with significant cookbook and culinary collections is included, and a unique appendix reprints selected pie recipes from American cookbooks published from 1796 through 2000, demonstrating an evolving recipe format.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Carol Fisher lives in Kennett, Missouri.

Review:

"fascinating...recommended for all libraries"--Library Journal; "interesting...recommended"--Choice; "welcome...a 'must'...lively read"--Midwest Book Review; "a well-researched history...stories... are fascinating"--Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley; "thorough"--The Oakland Press.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Fisher, Carol
Published by McFarland & Company
ISBN 10: 0786423420 ISBN 13: 9780786423422
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
PLANET BOOKS
(WELLINGTON, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland & Company. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0786423420 BRAND NEW. GIFT QUALITY!. Seller Inventory # 289.903

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Carol Fisher
ISBN 10: 0786423420 ISBN 13: 9780786423422
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Seller Inventory # 97807864234220000000

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 48.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Carol Fisher
Published by McFarland Co Inc, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0786423420 ISBN 13: 9780786423422
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland Co Inc, United States, 2006. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. When colonists arrived in America, their knowledge of cooking sometimes had little in common with available ingredients. Eventually they adapted recipes from the old country for use with native foods and cooking methods. The resulting infusion nourished an enthusiasm for cookbooks, as cooks from all walks of life recorded and exchanged truly American recipes. This book serves up the American cookbook as a tasty sampler of history, geography and culture, revealing the influence of political events (e.g. wartime rationing), social movements (temperance), and technological change (new packaging and cooking methods). Skimming antiquity, the author whisks us through history to the first American cookbook, published by Amelia Simmons in 1796. Next she examines the cookbook revolution of the 1800s that was sparked by vigilant interest in household management and fueled by professionals and cooking schools. She heralds the charity and community cookbook, which has roots in the Civil War and thrives today. Regional and ethnic cookbooks merit discussion in their own chapter, which is followed by consideration of themes, product promotion, special collections and unusual formats. Cookbook aficionados will find familiar titles in the final chapter, Most Influential Cookbooks of the Twentieth Century. Multiple bibliographies list notable American cookbooks, product cookbooks and booklets, alternative format cookbooks, and culinary books (books about food), as well as the author s research sources. A selected list of libraries and archives with significant cookbook and culinary collections is included, and a unique appendix reprints selected pie recipes from American cookbooks published from 1796 through 2000, demonstrating an evolving recipe format. Seller Inventory # AAN9780786423422

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 48.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Carol Fisher
Published by McFarland Co Inc, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0786423420 ISBN 13: 9780786423422
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland Co Inc, United States, 2006. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. When colonists arrived in America, their knowledge of cooking sometimes had little in common with available ingredients. Eventually they adapted recipes from the old country for use with native foods and cooking methods. The resulting infusion nourished an enthusiasm for cookbooks, as cooks from all walks of life recorded and exchanged truly American recipes. This book serves up the American cookbook as a tasty sampler of history, geography and culture, revealing the influence of political events (e.g. wartime rationing), social movements (temperance), and technological change (new packaging and cooking methods). Skimming antiquity, the author whisks us through history to the first American cookbook, published by Amelia Simmons in 1796. Next she examines the cookbook revolution of the 1800s that was sparked by vigilant interest in household management and fueled by professionals and cooking schools. She heralds the charity and community cookbook, which has roots in the Civil War and thrives today. Regional and ethnic cookbooks merit discussion in their own chapter, which is followed by consideration of themes, product promotion, special collections and unusual formats. Cookbook aficionados will find familiar titles in the final chapter, Most Influential Cookbooks of the Twentieth Century. Multiple bibliographies list notable American cookbooks, product cookbooks and booklets, alternative format cookbooks, and culinary books (books about food), as well as the author s research sources. A selected list of libraries and archives with significant cookbook and culinary collections is included, and a unique appendix reprints selected pie recipes from American cookbooks published from 1796 through 2000, demonstrating an evolving recipe format. Seller Inventory # AAN9780786423422

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 50.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Carol Fisher
Published by McFarland & Company (2006)
ISBN 10: 0786423420 ISBN 13: 9780786423422
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland & Company, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110786423420

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 48.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Fisher, Carol
Published by McFarland and Co Inc (2006)
ISBN 10: 0786423420 ISBN 13: 9780786423422
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland and Co Inc, 2006. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CE-9780786423422

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.59
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Carol Fisher
Published by McFarland & Company
ISBN 10: 0786423420 ISBN 13: 9780786423422
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland & Company. Condition: New. Paperback. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 0786423420

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 54.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Carol Fisher
Published by McFarland
ISBN 10: 0786423420 ISBN 13: 9780786423422
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780786423422

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 46.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.71
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Carol Fisher
Published by McFarland & Company (2006)
ISBN 10: 0786423420 ISBN 13: 9780786423422
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland & Company, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0786423420

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 51.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Carol Fisher
Published by McFarland & Company (2006)
ISBN 10: 0786423420 ISBN 13: 9780786423422
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland & Company, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0786423420

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 57.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book