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Good Fare

By The Telegraph Home Cook
  • ISBN Code: : 0230756476
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Cooking
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Originally published in 1941, this delightful little book is in fact the precursor to Good Eating, published in 1944 and recently reissued by Macmillan to great acclaim. Packed with practical, nutritious and frequently delicious recipes by the Daily Telegraph's Home Cook, this is both a charming piece of nostalgia and a riveting insight into how Britain really ate in wartime. More than that, though, it is almost a kitchen manifesto for the twenty-first century, with its emphasis on cooking without wasting food, fuel or time. The recipes are specifically geared to making the most of home-grown fruit and vegetables, of making a little meat go a long way, or of making unfamiliar cuts and methods fresh and appealing. There is also a special section offering readers' own recipes. As the Foreword says, 'There can be no better basis of cookery than that provided by generations of housewives who have brought homely fare to epicurean perfection.' With the motto, 'Simple but Better Fare is the aim of the New Cookery' we, too, can waste not want not and make do and mend just as our grandmothers and great-grandmothers did.

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  • Pdf File: thrifty-cooking.pdf

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Budget-friendly, tasty, time-saving, tried and tested recipes for every Australian household. Let the collective wisdom of Country Women's Association of Victoria help create delicious meals your family will love and show you how to make the most of every grocery item in your pantry. Crammed full of money-saving tips; easy, tasty recipes and fresh food ideas, there are thrifty meals for all times of day - family dinners, snacks, lunch box fillers - as well as economical ways to cook generously for a crowd. There are tips for how to use up leftovers so no food is wasted, clever ways to fix common problems in the kitchen, and brilliant ideas for making the most of that glut of seasonal fruit or veg - so cheap and delicious in season, and so easy to preserve, freeze or store. Thrifty Cooking will revolutionise the way you shop, cook and eat - and shares the secrets of eating well and saving money on your food budget.

Niagara Falls in World War II

By Michelle Ann Kratts
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  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Book Code : 1439658552
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : History
  • Members : 857
  • Pdf File: niagara-falls-in-world-war-ii.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Niagara Falls, both a natural wonder and a tourist destination, played a prominent role on the homefront during the Second World War. Many men and women worked diligently stateside in wartime industrial plants. One of the area’s largest employers, Bell Aircraft, produced P-39 Airacobras and P-63 Kingcobra fighter planes. The company also contributed to more than thirty thousand aircraft for America and its Allies. Other residents, including Mayor Edward W. Mirrington Jr., were called to serve. Through numerous personal interviews, photos and wartime recipes, author and local historian Michelle Ann Kratts honors the World War II efforts of locals both at home and abroad.

The War Within

By Alexis Peri
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 0674974395
  • Total of Pages : 456
  • Category : History
  • Members : 601
  • Pdf File: the-war-within.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Winner of the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize Winner of the AATSEEL Book Prize Winner of the University of Southern California Book Prize Honorable Mention, Reginald Zelnik Book Prize “Stand aside, Homer. I doubt whether even the author of the Iliad could have matched Alexis Peri’s account of the 872-day siege which Leningrad endured.” —Jonathan Mirsky, The Spectator “Fascinating and perceptive.” —Antony Beevor, New York Review of Books “Powerful and illuminating...A fascinating, insightful, and nuanced work.” —Anna Reid, Times Literary Supplement “A sensitive, at times almost poetic examination.” —Robert Legvold, Foreign Affairs In September 1941, two and a half months after the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union, the German Wehrmacht encircled Leningrad. Cut off from the rest of Russia, the city remained blockaded for 872 days, at a cost of almost a million civilian lives. It was one of the longest and deadliest sieges in modern history. The War Within chronicles the Leningrad blockade from the perspective of those who endured it. Drawing on unpublished diaries written by men and women from all walks of life, Alexis Peri tells the tragic story of how young and old struggled to make sense of a world collapsing around them. When the blockade was lifted in 1944, Kremlin officials censored publications describing the ordeal and arrested many of Leningrad’s wartime leaders. Some were executed. Diaries—now dangerous to their authors—were concealed in homes, shelved in archives, and forgotten. The War Within recovers these lost accounts, shedding light on one of World War II’s darkest episodes while paying tribute the resilience of the human spirit.

Recipes for Reminiscence

By Danny Walsh
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351705377
  • Total of Pages : 246
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 830
  • Pdf File: recipes-for-reminiscence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book, written by the author of The Activity and Reminiscence Yearbook, is all about exploring our very close relationship with food and its preparation. Because food plays such an important and pleasurable part in our lives it triggers many memories. Linking the activities and reminiscence ideas here with recipes will further enhance the recollection and allow us to re-experience the tastes of the past. Each chapter includes 'old' recipes for foods and drinks throughout the year and across the decades, and around these have been woven activities, quizzes and reminiscence material including changes over the years with respect to the food itself, kitchens, cooking, utensils, cookers, food styles, food fads in different decades, TV cooks, school meals, 'making do', snacks and so on. There are multiple recipes for each week of the year paired to a reminiscence theme and an activity, presented in a weekly format that activity organisers prefer. Many of the ideas and activities can be undertaken either on a one-to-one basis or as part of a group activity schedule. Group experiences tend to enhance the pleasure and allow for more discussion and sharing of memories, as well as acting as a social get-together. You can use it as a weekly schedule or just dip in and out of it at will. The book includes: weekly recipes; reminiscence principles; and activities and information for weeks 1 to 52. It is a must-have book which shows how food can be used successfully as a vehicle for social inclusion and normalisation in institutional settings.

Nougat - How They Used to Do It

By Two Magpies Publishing
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473392039
  • Total of Pages : 102
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 530
  • Pdf File: nougat-how-they-used-to-do-it.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Learn how to craft truly beautiful nougat, the way they used to do it. This vintage-style book is a kitchen staple for any creative cooks wanting to take a trip back to the golden age of nougat-making. This little tome will guide you through the nougat-m

Cities of Refuge

By Lori Gemeiner Bihler
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  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Book Code : 143846889X
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 456
  • Pdf File: cities-of-refuge.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Contrasts the experiences of German Jewish refugees from the Holocaust who fled to London and New York City. In the years following Hitler’s rise to power, German Jews faced increasingly restrictive antisemitic laws, and many responded by fleeing to more tolerant countries. Cities of Refuge compares the experiences of Jewish refugees who immigrated to London and New York City by analyzing letters, diaries, newspapers, organizational documents, and oral histories. Lori Gemeiner Bihler examines institutions, neighborhoods, employment, language use, name changes, dress, family dynamics, and domestic life in these two cities to determine why immigrants in London adopted local customs more quickly than those in New York City, yet identified less as British than their counterparts in the United States did as American. By highlighting a disparity between integration and identity formation, Bihler challenges traditional theories of assimilation and provides a new framework for the study of refugees and migration. Lori Gemeiner Bihler is Assistant Professor of History at Framingham State University.

Great War Britain

By Lucinda Gosling
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Book Code : 075095731X
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 924
  • Pdf File: great-war-britain.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The declaration of war in August 1914 was to change Britain and British society irrevocably as conflict came to dominate almost every aspect of civilian life for the next four years. Popular, weekly magazines such as The Tatler, The Sketch and The Queen, recorded the national preoccupations of the time and in particular, the upper class experience of war. Targeted at a well-heeled, largely female audience, these magazines were veteran reporters of aristocratic balls, the latest Parisian fashions and society engagements, but quickly adapted to war-like conditions without ever quite losing their gossipy essence. Fashion soon found itself jostling for position with items on patriotic fundraising, and Court presentations were replaced by notes on nursing convalescent soldiers. The result is a fascinating, at times amusing and uniquely feminine perspective of life on the Home Front during World War One.

Food on the Move

By Harlan Walker
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  • Publisher : Oxford Symposium
  • Book Code : 0907325793
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Cookbooks
  • Members : 625
  • Pdf File: food-on-the-move.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery has been held annually since 1981. This volume of more than 40 essays presented in 1996 includes pieces on food suitable for travelling, food written about by travel writers and travellers, and food that has itself travelled from its place of origin. The topics range from the domestication of western food in Japan, cooking on board ship in the 17th and 18th centuries, the transmission of the Arabic culinary tradition to medieval England, the influence of travel writers on modern Australian cooking, and the travels of the peanut.

London 1945

By Maureen Waller
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  • Publisher : John Murray
  • Book Code : 1529338166
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : History
  • Members : 682
  • Pdf File: london-1945.pdf

Book Short Summary:

London at the outset of war in 1939 was the greatest city in the world, the heart of the British Empire. The defiant capital had always been Hitler's prime target and 1945, the last year of the war, saw the final phase of the battle of London. The Civil Defence could not have succeeded without the spirit, courage, resilience and co-operation of the people. London 1945 describes how a great city coped in crisis, how morale was sustained, shelter provided, food and clothing rationed, and work and entertainment carried on. Then, as the joy of VE Day and VJ Day passed into memory, Londoners faced severe shortages and all the problems of post-war adjustment. Women lost the independence the war had lent them, husbands and wives had to learn to live together again, and children had a lot of catching up to do. The year of victory, 1945, represents an important chapter in London's - and Britain's - long history.

The Recipe Reader

By Janet Floyd,Laurel Forster
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351883186
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 189
  • Pdf File: the-recipe-reader.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Over the last decade there has been an intense and widespread interest in the writing and publishing of cookery books; yet there remains surprisingly little contextualized analysis of the recipe as a generic form. This essay collection asserts that the recipe in all its cultural and textual contexts - from the quintessential embodiment of lifestyle choices to the reflection of artistic aspiration - is a complex, distinct and important form of cultural expression. In this volume, contributors address questions raised by the recipe, its context, its cultural moment and mode of expression. Examples are drawn from such diverse areas as: nineteenth and twentieth-century private publications, official government documents, campaigning literature, magazines, and fictions as well as cookery writers themselves, cookbooks and TV cookery. In subjecting the recipe to close critical analysis, The Recipe Reader serves to move the study of this cultural form forward. It will interest scholars of literature, popular culture, social history and women's studies as well as food historians and professional food writers. Written in an accessible style, this collection of essays expands the range of writers under consideration, and brings new perspectives, contexts and arguments into the existing field of debate about cookery writing.

BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts

By Stella Parks
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393634272
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 187
  • Pdf File: bravetart.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Winner of the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award (Baking and Desserts) A New York Times bestseller and named a Best Baking Book of the Year by the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Bon Appétit, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Mother Jones, the Boston Globe, USA Today, Amazon, and more "The most groundbreaking book on baking in years. Full stop."—Saveur From One-Bowl Devil’s Food Layer Cake to a flawless Cherry Pie that’s crisp even on the very bottom, BraveTart is a celebration of classic American desserts. Whether down-home delights like Blueberry Muffins and Glossy Fudge Brownies or supermarket mainstays such as Vanilla Wafers and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream, your favorites are all here. These meticulously tested recipes bring an award-winning pastry chef’s expertise into your kitchen, along with advice on how to “mix it up” with over 200 customizable variations—in short, exactly what you’d expect from a cookbook penned by a senior editor at Serious Eats. Yet BraveTart is much more than a cookbook, as Stella Parks delves into the surprising stories of how our favorite desserts came to be, from chocolate chip cookies that predate the Tollhouse Inn to the prohibition-era origins of ice cream sodas and floats. With a foreword by The Food Lab’s J. Kenji López-Alt, vintage advertisements for these historical desserts, and breathtaking photography from Penny De Los Santos, BraveTart is sure to become an American classic.

We Are What We Eat

By Donna R. Gabaccia
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 0674263650
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 424
  • Pdf File: we-are-what-we-eat.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ghulam Bombaywala sells bagels in Houston. Demetrios dishes up pizza in Connecticut. The Wangs serve tacos in Los Angeles. How ethnicity has influenced American eating habits—and thus, the make-up and direction of the American cultural mainstream—is the story told in We Are What We Eat. It is a complex tale of ethnic mingling and borrowing, of entrepreneurship and connoisseurship, of food as a social and political symbol and weapon—and a thoroughly entertaining history of our culinary tradition of multiculturalism. The story of successive generations of Americans experimenting with their new neighbors’ foods highlights the marketplace as an important arena for defining and expressing ethnic identities and relationships. We Are What We Eat follows the fortunes of dozens of enterprising immigrant cooks and grocers, street hawkers and restaurateurs who have cultivated and changed the tastes of native-born Americans from the seventeenth century to the present. It also tells of the mass corporate production of foods like spaghetti, bagels, corn chips, and salsa, obliterating their ethnic identities. The book draws a surprisingly peaceful picture of American ethnic relations, in which “Americanized” foods like Spaghetti-Os happily coexist with painstakingly pure ethnic dishes and creative hybrids. Donna Gabaccia invites us to consider: If we are what we eat, who are we? Americans’ multi-ethnic eating is a constant reminder of how widespread, and mutually enjoyable, ethnic interaction has sometimes been in the United States. Amid our wrangling over immigration and tribal differences, it reveals that on a basic level, in the way we sustain life and seek pleasure, we are all multicultural.