Error loading page.
Try refreshing the page. If that doesn't work, there may be a network issue, and you can use our self test page to see what's preventing the page from loading.
Learn more about possible network issues or contact support for more help.

Kentucky's Cookbook Heritage

ebook

Food is a significant part of our daily lives and can be one of the most telling records of a time and place. Our meals — from what we eat, to how we prepare it, to how we consume it — illuminate our culture and history. As a result, cookbooks present a unique opportunity to analyze changing foodways and can yield surprising discoveries about society's tastes and priorities.

In Kentucky's Cookbook Heritage, John van Willigen explores the state's history through its changing food culture, beginning with Lettice Bryan's The Kentucky Housewife (originally published in 1839). Considered one of the earliest regional cookbooks, The Kentucky Housewife includes pre—Civil War recipes intended for use by a household staff instead of an individual cook, along with instructions for serving the family. Van Willigen also shares the story of the original Aunt Jemima — the advertising persona of Nancy Green, born in Montgomery County, Kentucky — who was one of many African American voices in Kentucky culinary history.

Kentucky's Cookbook Heritage is a journey through the history of the commonwealth, showcasing the shifting priorities and innovations of the times. Analyzing the historical importance of a wide range of publications, from the nonprofit and charity cookbooks that flourished at the end of the twentieth century to the contemporary cookbook that emphasizes local ingredients, van Willigen provides a valuable perspective on the state's social history.


Expand title description text
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky

Kindle Book

  • Release date: September 19, 2014

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780813146904
  • Release date: September 19, 2014

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780813146904
  • File size: 6533 KB
  • Release date: September 19, 2014

Open EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780813146904
  • File size: 6534 KB
  • Release date: September 19, 2014

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook
Open EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Food is a significant part of our daily lives and can be one of the most telling records of a time and place. Our meals — from what we eat, to how we prepare it, to how we consume it — illuminate our culture and history. As a result, cookbooks present a unique opportunity to analyze changing foodways and can yield surprising discoveries about society's tastes and priorities.

In Kentucky's Cookbook Heritage, John van Willigen explores the state's history through its changing food culture, beginning with Lettice Bryan's The Kentucky Housewife (originally published in 1839). Considered one of the earliest regional cookbooks, The Kentucky Housewife includes pre—Civil War recipes intended for use by a household staff instead of an individual cook, along with instructions for serving the family. Van Willigen also shares the story of the original Aunt Jemima — the advertising persona of Nancy Green, born in Montgomery County, Kentucky — who was one of many African American voices in Kentucky culinary history.

Kentucky's Cookbook Heritage is a journey through the history of the commonwealth, showcasing the shifting priorities and innovations of the times. Analyzing the historical importance of a wide range of publications, from the nonprofit and charity cookbooks that flourished at the end of the twentieth century to the contemporary cookbook that emphasizes local ingredients, van Willigen provides a valuable perspective on the state's social history.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    The University Press of Kentucky

    Kindle Book
    Release date: September 19, 2014

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780813146904
    Release date: September 19, 2014

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9780813146904
    File size: 6533 KB
    Release date: September 19, 2014

    Open EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9780813146904
    File size: 6534 KB
    Release date: September 19, 2014

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
    Open EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English