American Thumb-prints; Mettle Of Our Men And Women by Kate StephensAmerican Thumb-prints; Mettle Of Our Men And Women by Kate Stephens

American Thumb-prints; Mettle Of Our Men And Women

byKate Stephens

Paperback | February 2, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905. Excerpt: ... "THE GULLET SCIENCE A LOOK BACK AND AN ECONOMIC FORECAST The cook-book is not a modern product. The Iliad is the hungriest book on earth, and it is the first of our cookbooks aside from half-sacred, half-sanitary directions to the early Aryans and Jews. It is that acme of poetry, that most picturesque of pictures, that most historical of histories, that most musical and delicious verse, the Iliad, which was the first popularly to teach the cooking art--the art in its simplicity, and not a mere handmaid to sanitation, jurisprudence, or theology. Through the pages of that great poem blow not only the salt winds of the JEgean Sea, but also the savor of tender kid and succulent pig, not to mention whole hectacombs, which delighted the blessed gods above and strengthened hungry heroes below. To this very day--its realism is so perfect--we catch the scent of the cooking and see the appetiteful people eat. The book is half-human, half-divine; and in its human part the pleasures and the economic values of wholesome fare are not left out. No, cook-books are not modern products. They were in Greece later than Homer. "When the Greek states came to the fore in their wonderful art and literature and the distinction of a free democracy, plain living characterized nearly all the peoples. The Athenians were noted for their simple diet. The Spartans were temperate to a proverb, and their auaakia (public meals), later called yeidhta (spare meals), guarded against indulgence in eating. To be a good cook was to be banished from Sparta. But with the Western Greeks, the Greeks of Sicily and Southern Italy, it was different--those people who left behind them little record of the spirit. In Sybaris the cook who distinguished himself in preparing a public feast--such festivals be...
Title:American Thumb-prints; Mettle Of Our Men And WomenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217809049

ISBN - 13:9780217809047