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Author Oliver, Sandra L. (Sandra Louise), 1947-

Title Food in colonial and federal America / Sandra L. Oliver.

Publication Info. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 Granby, Main Library - Children's Room  J973.2 OLI    Check Shelf
Description xv, 230 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Series Food in American history, 1552-8200
Food in American history. 1552-8200
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-221) and index.
Contents Series foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Chronology: Introduction -- Foodstuffs -- Food preparation: cooking and cooks -- Eating habits -- Concepts of diet and nutrition -- Glossary -- Selected bibliography -- Index.
Summary The success of the new settlements in what is now the United States depended on food. This book tells about the bounty that was here and how Europeans forged a society and culture, beginning with help from the Indians and eventually incorporating influences from African slaves. They developed regional food habits with the food they brought with them, what they found here, and what they traded for all around the globe. Their daily life is illuminated through descriptions of the typical meals, holidays, and special occasions, as well as their kitchens, cooking utensils, and cooking methods over an open hearth. Readers will also learn how they kept healthy and how their food choices reflected their spiritual beliefs. Annotation. This narrative explores the critical aspect that food played in the settlement and adaptation of the early American settlers and illuminates the whole of their experience.
Subject Cooking, American -- History -- 17th century.
Cooking, American -- History -- 18th century.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, approximately 1600-1775.
Cooking -- history -- United States.
Diet -- history -- United States.
Food -- history -- United States.
Feeding Behavior -- United States.
History, 17th Century -- United States.
History, 18th Century -- United States.
ISBN 0313329885 alkaline paper
9780313329883 alkaline paper
Standard No. 9780313329883
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