In Foreign Kitchens; With Choice Recipes From England, France, Germany, Italy, And The North

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byHelen Campbell

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... GERMANY. TT is a fashion with some Americans who have taken a three months' scamper over the Continent to express profound contempt on their return for any methods but their own. They have passed from one hotel to another, each owning its French cook, and none giving any real idea of the actual cuisine of the country, the family habits, or even the special dishes honored as national. Hotel cookery in any case has much the same flavor the world over, and the larger the hotel the more absolute the sameness of this flavor. Even in a longer stay, and in a possible housekeeping for one's self, there is little or no attempt to handle the resources of the country as the native does, and to discover what it is worth while to adopt and what to reject. There is continual wrestle to fit the strange order of things with an American custom, or even to discard the new altogether and insist on cleaving absolutely to the old and familiar. And it must be admitted that the old has many advantages; that the American formed under different skies and far different conditions has needs recognized by brethren across the sea, and must be allowed much that to them is not only unnecessary, but unknown. Chronic dissatisfaction comes to be the atmosphere of travelling Americans, indignant at the frequent assumption that we are a nation of barbarians where food is concerned, and more indignant at the placid acceptation of this statement as true by those Americans who have denationalized themselves, and regard their own country as quite too crude and unformed for intelligent beings to tolerate. Between these two extremes the American who considers whatever good thing the world may hold as his by right, wavers for a time, finding each side an enemy to any real knowledge of what is soug...

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... GERMANY. TT is a fashion with some Americans who have taken a three months' scamper over the Continent to express profound con...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217486959

ISBN - 13:9780217486958

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