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

Author/creator Oliver, Sandra L. (Sandra Louise), 1947-
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoWestport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005.
Descriptionxv, 230 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Supplemental Content Table of contents
Series Food in American history, 1552-8200
Food in American history. 1552-8200 ^A708617
Contents Series foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Chronology: Introduction -- Foodstuffs -- Food preparation: cooking and cooks -- Eating habits -- Concepts of diet and nutrition -- Glossary -- Selected bibliography -- Index.
Abstract 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.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 217-221) and index.
LCCN 2005018569
ISBN0313329885 (alk. paper)
ISBN9780313329883 (alk. paper)

Available Items

Library Location Call Number Status Item Actions
Joyner TRC Nonfiction 641.5973 OL46F ✔ Available Place Hold
Laupus Books - Stacks QT 11 AA1 O484F 2005 ✔ Available Place Hold

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