From the Family Kitchen: Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes (Google eBook)

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F+W Media, Inc., Apr 12, 2012 - Cooking - 208 pages
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Celebrate Your Family Recipes and Heritage

From Great-grandma's apple pie to Mom's secret-recipe stuffing, food is an important ingredient in every family's history. This three-part keepsake recipe journal will help you celebrate your family recipes and record the precious memories those recipes hold for you--whether they're hilarious anecdotes about a disastrous dish or tender reflections about time spent cooking with a loved one.

The foods we eat tell us so much about who we are, where we live and the era we live in. The same is true for the foods our ancestors ate. This book will show you how to uncover historical recipes and food traditions, offering insight into your ancestors' everyday lives and clues to your genealogy. Inside you'll find:

  • Methods for gathering family recipes
  • Interview questions to help loved ones record their food memories
  • Places to search for historical recipes
  • An explanation of how immigrants influenced the American diet
  • A look at how technology changed the way people eat
  • A glossary of historical cooking terms
  • Modern equivalents to historical units of measure
  • Actual recipes from late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century cookbooks

  

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User Review  - Denise - Goodreads

Why doesn't everyone include food traditions in their family history? That question got my attention right away. In my world, most events revolve around food. And not just family events either! Trips ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Chocked full of resources for including family traditions about food in your research. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
Food Heritage
They Brought Their Food With Them
Oysters Peacocks and Green JellO
Food Throughout Time
Cookbooks and Menus
How to Find Your Ancestors Recipes
Decipher Old Cooking Terms
Th e Arts of Dining and Cleaning
Historical Recipes
Recipe Journal
Bibliography and Resources
Index
About the Author
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Gena Philibert Ortega is a consultant for Family History Expos, RootsMagic and the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She speaks on various subjects involving genealogy to nationwide and international audiences via webinars as well as to groups throughout California and Utah. Gena serves as Vice-President for the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She is also a Regional Director for the California State Genealogical Alliance. She is the director of the genealogy social network GenealogyWise, which currently has over 24,000 members.

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