What could be a more fun and delicious way to celebrate American culture than through the lore of our favorite foods? That's what John T. Edge does in his smart, witty, and compulsively readable new series on the dishes everyone thinks their mom made best. If these are the best-loved American foods-ones so popular they've come to represent us-what does that tell us about ourselves? And what do the history of the dish and the regional variations reveal? There are few aspects of life that carry more emotional weight and symbolism than food, and in writing about our food icons, Edge gives us a warm and wonderful portrait of America -by way of our taste buds. After all, "What is patriotism, but nostalgia for the foods of our youth?" as a Chinese philosopher once asked.
100 Delicious and Decidedly Different Recipes for America 's Favorite Pie (Large Print 16pt)
Author: Ken Haedrich
Apple Pie Perfect is an apple pie lover's dream - 100 recipes for apple pie in all its delicious incarnations, plus ten versatile crust recipes. There are pies with single crusts, pies with double crusts, and pies with decorative crusts, crumb toppings, and no toppings. There are traditional pies (My Mom and Dad's Brown Sugar Apple Pie), new twists (Baked Apple Dumpling Pie, Apple and Brie Hand Pies), multi-fruit pies (Apple-Plum Pie with Coconut Streusel), and pies for those who love apples in any and all forms (Shaker Boiled Apple Cider Pie). It's all written in Haedrich's homey, easy-to-follow style, with plenty of apple lore, tips, and advice, plus a complete pie maker's guide to apple varieties. With Apple Pie Perfect, any home cook can turn out a mouthwatering version of America's favorite pie.
Over 300 Great Recipes from the Golden Age of American Home Cooking
Author: Barbara Stuart Peterson
Publisher: Last Gasp
In this book, we return to those wonderful days of bean salad, baked beans and green bean casseroles. We have selected recipes that recapture a spirit of simplicity and wholesomeness. These recipes were chosen with an eye to the recipes that mom inherited from grandma, ones she developed herself and ones which capture the spirit of those times. In most cases, these are oven or stove top meals, although in some cases microwave instructions have also been included where they are appropriate.
The sudden influx of significant numbers of Latinos to the rural Midwest stems from the recruitment of workers by food processing plants and small factories springing up in rural areas. Mostly they work at back-breaking jobs that local residents are not willing to take because of the low wages and few benefits. The region has become the scene of dramatic change involving major issues facing our country—the intertwining of ethnic differences, prejudice, and poverty; the social impact of a low-wage workforce resulting from corporate transformations; and public policy questions dealing with economic development, taxation, and welfare payments. In this thorough multidisciplinary study, the authors explore both sides of this ethnic divide and provide the first volume to focus comprehensively on Latinos in the region by linking demographic and qualitative analysis to describe what brings Latinos to the area and how they are being accommodated in their new communities. The fact is that many Midwestern communities would be losing population and facing a dearth of workers if not for Latino newcomers. This finding adds another layer of social and economic complexity to the region's changing place in the global economy. The authors look at how Latinos fit into an already fractured social landscape with tensions among townspeople, farmers, and others. The authors also reveal the optimism that lies in the opposition of many Anglos to ethnic prejudice and racism.
This charming volume brings back into print some of the finest illustrated children's books from the Arts and Crafts Movement: Kate Greenaway's much-loved alphabet book, A Apple Pie, along with a selection of her illustrated nursery rhymes.Greenaway's drawings conjure up a never-never land of rural simplicity and innocence–an escape from the squalor of Victorian cities–that is as delightful now as it was when these gems of children's literature first appeared in the 1880s.
THE STORIES: In TOUR, we encounter an American couple being chauffeured through Italy, imagining themselves to be ambassadors of goodwill despite their fatuous, patronizing chatter. Mixed in with their inane comments, to their driver and others, ar
Klutzy Ramona McAllister faces the tragic death of her parents in Central Montana in the 1960's and the subsequent care of her younger sister. But worse than the death of her parents is the consuming jealousy she feels for classmate Margot.When Martin Haney chooses Margot over Ramona, Ramona turns to Darren Ravend, son of Easterners intent on reviving the old West on their newly acquired ranch. But when Darren chooses Viet Nam over his parents and Ramona, Ramon's life goes into a tailspin. Supposedly rescued by handsome Paul Handlestead her life continues its downward plunge. Full of humor with exciting twists and turns, learn how a crab apple pie leads to enduring love, forgiveness, and redemption as you cry and rejoice with Ramona.