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ale

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

The standard word for an ‘alcoholic drink made by fermenting malt’ in Anglo-Saxon England was ealu, source of modern English ale (bėor, modern English beer, existed, but was not in common...

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Aunt Jemima

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Literature.

Trademark, stereotype, cultural icon to many whites, and racist caricature to many African Americans. For Chris Rutt and Charles Underwood, Aunt Jemima was the perfect symbol for their...

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Eliza Leslie

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

Although Eliza Leslie's cookbooks were reprinted dozens of times, Leslie maintained that her first love was fiction, finding herself drawn to it even as a child. Born the eldest of ...

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Etiquette Books

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Literature.

The dining room, perhaps even more than the parlor, has been the testing and proving ground of etiquette in America. Changing etiquette—which codifies the proper use of furniture and...

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M. F. K. Fisher

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Literature.

(1908–92),

a Californian by birth and long-time residence, wrote about a far larger world of fine foods, also inhabited, beginning with Serve It Forth (1937) and continuing in The...

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Recipes

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

‘Recipe’ is the more widely used modern term for what was once commonly called a ‘receipt’, but meaning specifically a culinary receipt rather than a medical prescription. A recipe-book is...

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Southeast Asian American Food

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Literature.

Much of the food of Southeast Asia—Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (formerly Burma), the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam—is represented in the United...

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