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The U.S. History Cookbook: Delicious Recipes and Exciting Events from the Past
Ages 9-12. "In The U.S. History Cookbook, you'll discover how Americans have lived and dined over the centuries. This scrumptious survey of periods and events in U.S. history mixes together a delectable batter of food timelines, kid-friendly recipes, and fun food facts throughout each chapter, including such fascinating tidbits as: Sunday was baked bean day in many colonial family homes; pioneers took advantage of the rough trails to churn milk into butter; the Girl Scouts first started selling cookies in the 1930s to save money for summer camp; and so much more! ... D'Amico and Drummond combine tasty recipes with fun facts about American history. A brief look at the political environment during the time period is followed by several recipes that illustrate how people ate during the time period presented. The first Thanksgiving includes such recipes as Golden Harvest Pumpkin Bread and Traditional Cranberry Sauce, while the 'Fabulous Fifties Food' includes recipes for Make-Your-Own TV Dinners and vegetable dip. Time periods are presented in turn and include Colonial Fare, Plantation Life, The Ravenous Roaring Twenties, as well as many others. Amusing illustrations accompany each time period as well as showcasing some of the tools and procedures used during the cooking process. The authors have included 'Tools of the Trade,' cooking procedures and safety measures in the front of the book; included in the back are an index, a glossary, and a food and cooking timeline."

Baking Recipes from the Wives & Mothers of Civil War Heroes, Heroines & Other Notables: Baking Recipes of, and Trivia About, Men and Women Involved in the War Between the States
"A unique collection of recipes covering everything from bread and crackers and biscuits to cookies and layer cakes and pies as they were enjoyed by heroes on both sides of the War Between the States."

Hawaii Kid's Cookbook: Recipes, How-To, History, Lore and More!
"During school visits, Carole discovered that kids love to talk about food. So, she decided this was a great way to approach history, geography, multicultural studies, women, science & more - by teaching kids the culinary contributions of Hawaii and the history and folklore behind them. Who created the first corn flake? What was the first pizza called? Who sold the first hot dog and how did it get that name? There are also fun recipes, food games, a table cloth project, a fortune cookie writing activity and recipe, plus lots more. A great way to introduce kids to the importance of following directions, weights and measurements, cooking and food safety, and encourage their creativeness. Free teacher's guide gives specific suggestions and instructions on how to get max educational value from this book."

Illinois Kid's Cookbook Recipes, How-to, History, Lore and More!

Indiana Kid's Cookbook: Recipes, How-to, History, Lore and More!

The Massachusetts Kid's Cookbook: Recipes, How-to, History, Lore and More!

Minnesota Kid's Cookbook: Recipes, How To, History, Lore & More

The Little House Cookbook: Frontier Foods from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Classic Stories
Ages 9-12. "Laura Ingalls Wilder grew up on the prairie, where food was something one worked for, cooking was a big part of daily life, and mealtime was a chance to gather with family and give thanks. By watching Pa hunt and farm and by helping Ma prepare the food, Laura learned the pleasures that come from a family working together. Laura also experienced the joy that comes from sharing food, made with love and care, with family and friends.
"Here are over 100 unique recipes celebrating the foods and cooking techniques of Laura's pioneer childhood. Taken from dishes described in the beloved Little House books, these recipes were carefully researched by Barbara M. Walker and tested in her own kitchen. From pancake men and pumpkin pie to vanity cakes and ice cream, these recipes give adults and children alike the chance to experience a taste of Laura's childhood, reminding us of the connection between the food on the table and the work involved in getting it there."

Food and Recipes of the Revolutionary War (Cooking Throughout American History)
Ages 4-8. "Describes the kinds of foods commonly consumed by colonists, including soldiers, during the time of the American Revolutionary War. Includes recipes."

Oregon Trail Cookbook (Exploring History Through Simple Recipes) icon
Grades 3-6. "If readers like their history served up on a plate, then this series is for them. Historical narrative is blended with recipes of the time, thus giving glimpses of the period while introducing traditional foods of hungry cowboys, frontier families, and intrepid explorers of the 1800s. An editor's note explains that, "Although based on historical foods, recipes have been modernized and simplified for today's young cooks." Lewis and Clark draws clear connections from history to food by utilizing passages from Lewis's account of the journey. Foods and preparations follow the expedition's travels through various regions and include meals that are indigenous to the countryside. The favorite will probably be Cowboy Cooking. Heavily illustrated with photographs and complete with recipes for standard fare including biscuits, beans, and beef, this book gives readers a real sense of life on the dusty trail. There's even a section on etiquette and the cowboy "sweet tooth." Oregon Trail, the weakest of the three, intersperses recipes and historical information less smoothly. Perhaps it's the quirks of layout, but the placement of a lemonade recipe opposing the page giving an overview of the ill-fated Donner Party seems incongruous. Still, all three titles are visual delights that include many photographs and period illustrations."

Cooking on the Lewis and Clark Expedition (Exploring History Through Simple Recipes) icon
Ages 9-12

Civil War Days: Discover the Past with Exciting Projects, Games, Activities & Recipes
Ages 9-12

Colonial Days: Discover the Past With Fun Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes (American Kids in History Series)
Ages 9-12

 Pioneer Recipes (Historic Communities) Ages 4-8

Pioneer Days: Discover the Past With Fun Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes Ages 9-12
Pioneer Days introduces Liz and Sam Butler, two children living with their parents on the western frontier. Modern children will follow Liz and Sam through the year 1843, and along the way they'll do all the things the Butler kids did. They'll make pioneer fast food, play games from the 1800s, learn crafts taught to Liz and Sam by their Native American and African-American neighbors, make pioneer toys and holiday decorations, and much more. Packed with historical information, this book lets kids discover for themselves what life was like for the children of the early settlers.

Hasty Pudding, Johnnycakes, and Other Good Stuff: Cooking in Colonial America
Ages 9-12
By Loretta Frances Ichard. The author writes "
This was a fun book to write because I love to cook, travel, and visit historic sites. HASTY PUDDING takes the reader on a tour of how cooking was done in early American colonial kitchens. Tasty dishes like Johnnycakes, Blueberry Flummery, and Peanut Soup are among the fourteen recipes included in HASTY. Modern ingredients and simple instructions are provided, along with notes on how each dish was made in colonial times. This book also answers questions like: What is American food? What did the slaves eat? What were the manners of the time? The facts presented in the book are eye-openers as well. For instance, did you know that many colonial women died when their dresses caught fire as they cooked with the open fireplaces? And did you also know that everyone, including infants, drank watered-down beer when they first arrived in the New World? Or that no one knew how to drink tea at first? They boiled the tea leaves and threw out the liquid. Then the colonists saved the leaves to eat with butter, salt and pepper. Yummy!! This book is a great source for students to learn how life was lived from the first settling of America in 1607 to the end of the American Revolution in 1783 by doing hands-on activities that allow them to touch, smell, and taste!"

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