From hardtack to home fries

an uncommon history of American cooks and meals by Barbara Haber

Publisher: Free Press in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 244 Downloads: 322
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Subjects:

  • Diet -- United States -- History,
  • Cookery -- United States -- History,
  • Food habits -- United States -- History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-236) and index.

StatementBarbara Haber.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 244 p. :
Number of Pages244
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23246759M
ISBN 100684842173
LC Control Number2001058482

Her books include From Hardtack to Home Fries: an Uncommon History of American Cooks and Meals, a chapter of which appeared in Best Food Writing , and From Betty Crocker to Feminist Food Studies, Critical Perspectives on Women and Food, which she co-edited with Arlene Avakian.   In her book "From Hardtack to Home Fries," food historian Barbara Haber describes hardtack as a dietary mainstay in the military during the Civil War: "So notoriously hard was the cracker that it was the constant subject of derisive songs and jokes, like the one about the Kansas soldier who found something soft in his hardtack -- a ten-penny nail.".   Although copies of A Poetical Cook-Book top out at about $2, and pre—World War II volumes in good condition can fetch up to $40, community cookbooks from the s and '50s typically cost $ Just a really long list of the books currently on my Goodreads account, saved on Scribd, stored on the nook or hanging out on the shelves in my library. From Hardtack to Home Fries (Barbara Haber) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Austenland Dead Reckoning (Hall) Masks of Darkness (Patricia Hall).

  Death Warmed Over: Funeral Food, Rituals, and Customs from Around the World by Lisa Rogak in DOC, FB2, RTF download e-book. Welcome to our site, dear reader! All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright laws%(). Several of the books, such as "Perfection Salad: Women and Cooking at the Turn of the Century," "Kitchen Culture in America" and "Dinner Roles: American Women and Culinary Culture," had been used as sources in Haber's "From Hardtack to Home Fries.". CULINARY HISTORY BOOKS page 1 (A - F). A1 Diner: Real Food, Recipes, and Recollections by Sarah Rolph, Jeff Giberson (Photographer) A Mediterranean Feast: The Story of the Birth of the Celebrated Cuisines of the Mediterranean from the Merchants of Venice to the Barbary Corsairs, with More than Recipes by Clifford A. Wright. A Movable Feast: Ten Millennia of .

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Haber reminds us that familiar food and shared recipes made the kitchen range home for displaced émigrés, bringing Aunt Sylvia's soul food to Harlem, Sacher Torte to Harvard Author: Barbara Haber. From Hardtack to Home Fries brings together the best and most inspiring of those stories, from the s to the present, focusing on a remarkable assembly of little-known or forgotten Americans who determined what our country ate during some of its most trying periods.

Haber's secret weapon is the cookbook/5(14). Gee, I really wish this book was longer. I agree with another reader's review of From Hardtack to Homefries that Haber could have more fully utilized her resources as curator of the culinary collection of Harvard University's Schlesinger Library.

The book features nine essays detailing very specific periods of American eating history/5. From Hardtack to Home Fries brings together the best and most inspiring of those stories, from the s to the present, focusing on a remarkable assembly of little-known or forgotten Americans who determined what our country ate during some of its most trying periods.

Haber's secret weapon is the cookbook.4/5(3). From Hardtack to Home Fries brings together the best and most inspiring of those stories, from the s to the present, focusing on a remarkable assembly of little-known or forgotten Americans who determined what our country ate during some of its most trying ed on: From Hardtack to Home Fries is a feast, and a delight.

Author Bio Barbara From hardtack to home fries book has had a distinguished career as Curator of Books at the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced : Ebook.

This book focuses on the contributions of women to America's food culture. I highly recommend this as an entertaining and informative history of American food in the 19th and 20th century. Barbara Haber's fascinating From Hardtack to Home Fries bills itself as "An Uncommon History of American Cooks and Meals.".

From Hardtack to Home Fries brings together the best and most inspiring of those stories, from the s to the present, focusing on a remarkable assembly of little-known or forgotten Americans who determined what our country ate during some of its most trying periods. Haber's secret weapon is the : Free Press.

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More exactly, it locates the recurrent Free shipping over $Cited by: I found a few of the chapters mildly interesting, but I wouldn't recommend this book. The title refers to two foods -- hardtack and home fries -- that play a negligible role in the actual book. Someone (probably the publisher) must have felt that a catchy title would make up for the deficiencies in the book.

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Get this from a library. From hardtack to home fries: an uncommon history of American cooks and meals. [Barbara Haber] -- As any cook knows, every meal, and every diet, has a story--whether it relates to presidents and first ladies or to the poorest of urban immigrants.

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Author Joni Chilcoat shares her life and her early years when food was used by her parents to reward and to soothe her aches and pains. As an adult, depression brought on the desperate need for g: home fries.

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Unlike most culinary historians, who focus on the types of food people ate, Haber takes a different approach by looking at significant periods in American history and the cooks and meals they made.

Cleora Butler's Baked Fudge Born inCleora Butler learned to cook from her mother, Martha Thomas. Their home in North Tulsa, Okla., was a favorite destination for Cab Calloway and other. From Hardtack to Home Fries offers a collection of nine wonderfully readable essays on an unexpected range of topics that have captured Haber's.

URBANA--Author of the entertaining and informative social history From Hardtack to Home Fries: An Uncommon History of American Cooks and Meals, Barbara Haber will speak on "Culinary History as a Window to Family Resiliency" in the auditorium of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on.

Fortunately, the book bearing its name is much easier to consume. In "From Hardtack to Home Fries," culinary historian Barbara Haber explores American recipes as snapshots of history.

She sees food as "a way of understanding not only individual and group behavior but whole civilizations and major world events.". In her book “From Hardtack to Home Fries,” food historian Barbara Haber describes hardtack as a dietary mainstay in the military during the Civil War: “So notoriously hard was the cracker Servings:   Barbara Haber, author of From Hardtack to Home Fries: An Uncommon History of American Cooks and Meals “As Abigail Carroll so skillfully explains, the pattern of American meals—three squares a day—is not a static entity but rather a social construction that has changed over time.

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Corby Kummer on Barbara Haber's From Hardtack to Home Fries, a book that intertwines American history with the lives of some enterprising female cooks. Chic & Simple Cooking. During the Gilded Age and some years after, one of the "nastiest and most difficult jobs" in the American kitchen — writes food historian Barbara Haber in her From Hardtack to Home Fries.Upton Library Book Group is meeting on Wednesday, July 27th pm at Memorial Elementary School to discuss "From Hardtack to Home Fries" by Barbara Haber.

Our book group meets on the last Wednesday of every month, and alternates between fiction and non-fiction titles. August Book events: On Weds, August 24th at pm, Upton Library is hosting.