Gastronomy & History

Victoria's Home Companion: Or, The Whole Art of Cooking: A History of 19th Century Foods

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  • Victoria's Home Companion; Or, The Whole Art of Cooking is a comprehensive summary of American culinary history from the Colonial era through the end of the Victorian era. It traces the origins of vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices, seasonings, domesticated animals and fowl, and their use through 1900. It describes the importance of staple ingredients in the 19th century, proper storage to prevent spoilage, and methods of preserving meat and vegetables. Changes in diet brought about by shortages during the American Civil War are highlighted as are care and maintenance of kitchen utensils in a 19th century kitchen. Pertinent information on Army foods is also outlined. Some of the recipes were traced from 1500 through 1900 to establish the basic American diet, standard methods of preparation, and the sociologic changes demonstrated in the way the recipes were recorded. Each chapter has pertinent history, recipes, and instructions for recreating the foods either open hearth or in a modern kitchen. Learn the importance of vinegar as a preservative, sorghum as a sweetener, and the world-wide importance of American staples such as Carolina gold rice.
  • Author:
    Victoria Rumble
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641.597309034
    EAN:
    9780975358900
    ISBN:
    0975358901
    Label:
    Thistle Dew Books
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $24.95
    Manufacturer:
    Thistle Dew Books
    Number Of Pages:
    306
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2004-07
    Publisher:
    Thistle Dew Books
    Studio:
    Thistle Dew Books
    Title:
    Victoria's Home Companion: Or, The Whole Art of Cooking: A History of 19th Century Foods

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