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The Resource Stirring the pot with Benjamin Franklin : a founding father's culinary adventures, Rae Katherine Eighmey

Stirring the pot with Benjamin Franklin : a founding father's culinary adventures, Rae Katherine Eighmey

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Stirring the pot with Benjamin Franklin : a founding father's culinary adventures
Title
Stirring the pot with Benjamin Franklin
Title remainder
a founding father's culinary adventures
Statement of responsibility
Rae Katherine Eighmey
Title variation
Stirring the pot with Benjamin Franklin
Title variation remainder
a founding fathers culinary adventures
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this remarkable work, Rae Katherine Eighmey presents Franklin's delight and experimentation with food throughout his life. At age sixteen, he began dabbling in vegetarianism. In his early twenties, citing the health benefits of water over alcohol, he convinced his printing-press colleagues to abandon their traditional breakfast of beer and bread for "water gruel," a kind of tasty porridge he enjoyed. Franklin is known for his scientific discoveries, including electricity and the lightning rod, and his curiosity and logical mind extended to the kitchen. He even conducted an electrical experiment to try to cook a turkey and installed a state-of-the-art oven for his beloved wife Deborah. Later in life, on his diplomatic missions--he lived fifteen years in England and nine in France--Franklin ate like a local. Eighmey discovers the meals served at his London home-away-from-home and analyzes his account books from Passy, France, for insights to his farm-to-fork diet there. Yet he also longed for American foods; Deborah, sent over favorites including cranberries, which amazed his London kitchen staff. He saw food as key to understanding the developing culture of the United States, penning essays presenting maize as the defining grain of America. Stirring the Pot with Benjamin Franklin conveys all of Franklin's culinary adventures, demonstrating that Franklin's love of food shaped not only his life but also the character of the young nation he helped build" --
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An award-winning author, food historian and cook presents a book that discusses Benjamin Franklin’s delight and experimentation with food throughout his life, and explains how he saw food as the key to understanding the developing culture of the United States, in a book that includes more than 60 recipes
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contains biographical information
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10618730
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Eighmey, Rae Katherine
Dewey number
641.5973/09033
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federal national government publication
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Cooking, American
  • United States
  • Statesmen
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Culinary
  • COOKING / History
  • HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a founding father's culinary adventures
Label
Stirring the pot with Benjamin Franklin : a founding father's culinary adventures, Rae Katherine Eighmey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn974567586
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781588345981
Lccn
2017001149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974567586
Label
Stirring the pot with Benjamin Franklin : a founding father's culinary adventures, Rae Katherine Eighmey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn974567586
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781588345981
Lccn
2017001149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974567586

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