A Square Meal

A Square Meal


  • Release: 2016-08-16
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 336 page
  • ISBN: 9780062216434
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James Beard Foundation Book Award Winner From the author of the acclaimed 97 Orchard and her husband, a culinary historian, an in-depth exploration of the greatest food crisis the nation has ever faced—the Great Depression—and how it transformed America’s culinary culture. The decade-long Great Depression, a period of shifts in the country’s political and social landscape, forever changed the way America eats. Before 1929, America’s relationship with food was defined by abundance. But the collapse of the economy, in both urban and rural America, left a quarter of all Americans out of work and undernourished—shattering long-held assumptions about the limitlessness of the national larder. In 1933, as women struggled to feed their families, President Roosevelt reversed long-standing biases toward government-sponsored “food charity.” For the first time in American history, the federal government assumed, for a while, responsibility for feeding its citizens. The effects were widespread. Championed by Eleanor Roosevelt, “home economists” who had long fought to bring science into the kitchen rose to national stature. Tapping into America’s long-standing ambivalence toward culinary enjoyment, they imposed their vision of a sturdy, utilitarian cuisine on the American dinner table. Through the Bureau of Home Economics, these women led a sweeping campaign to instill dietary recommendations, the forerunners of today’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans. At the same time, rising food conglomerates introduced packaged and processed foods that gave rise to a new American cuisine based on speed and convenience. This movement toward a homogenized national cuisine sparked a revival of American regional cooking. In the ensuing decades, the tension between local traditions and culinary science has defined our national cuisine—a battle that continues today. A Square Meal examines the impact of economic contraction and environmental disaster on how Americans ate t

Truth

Truth


  • Release: 1897
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: UIUC:30112075841095
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Webster s New World Dictionary

Webster s New World Dictionary


  • Release: 2013-04-30
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 768 page
  • ISBN: 9781476705040
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The phenomenally popular compact dictionary has been newly revised and updated—the perfect reference for school, office, and home. Webster’s New World dictionaries have been defining American English for more than fifty years. This perennial bestseller is sure to draw in even more readers with its updated materials—including new biographical, geographical, scientific, and vocabulary entries reflecting our rapidly evolving language. The Webster’s New World Dictionary is ideal for students and adults of all ages.

Cupboard Love 2

Cupboard Love 2


  • Release: 2004
  • Publisher: Insomniac Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 337 page
  • ISBN: 9781897415931
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Cupboard Love explores the fascinating stories behind familiar and no-so-familiar gastronomic terms. Who knew that the word pomegranate is related to the word grenade? Light-hearted and thoroughly researched, packed with linguistic lore and cultural trivia.

The Big Book of Oz  Volume 2   The Little Wizard Series

The Big Book of Oz Volume 2 The Little Wizard Series


  • Release: 2007-08-01
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 544 page
  • ISBN: 9781847998743
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L. Frank Baum originally wrote 14 full length books set in 'Oz'. 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' being the first. Here we present the second in our 'Big Book of Oz' series containing Oz books 7 - 14. Classic tales still sure to delight all ages. Giant 8.5" x 11" book

The John Blake Chronicles

The John Blake Chronicles


  • Release: 2017-10-05
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 190 page
  • ISBN: 1549902911
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You've just found the ultimate erotic science-fiction series!It's 2779 and a retired Terran Federation Marine has taken up life as a trader. Follow John Blake's adventures as he travels the galaxy on his freighter, the "Fool's Gold". This is the first book in a massive epic full of beautiful women, rampaging aliens, gunfights, space combat, and a mysterious heritage that will shake the foundations of the galaxy...A multi-award winning adult space opera by M Tefler.