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Paperback Children at the Hearth : 19th Century Cooking, Manners and Games Book

ISBN: 1883206340

ISBN13: 9781883206345

Children at the Hearth : 19th Century Cooking, Manners and Games

Eat your way back in time and enter the world of American children as they lived 150 years ago. Sample foods, folklore and games found in the parlours of the wealthy, the boarding houses of the working class, and the cabins on the western frontier. Includes over 60 vintage photos plus historic recipes like cathead biscuits, sugar plums and hobo mulligan stew. Learn to make snow candles and snow taffy, tell Appalachian ghost stories and play "roley...


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A true picture

This book is by one of my favorite authors who writes about the 19th century. She obviously spends a great deal of time researching home life, cooking and the raising of children in that era. Without the modern day conveniences of today, which would not be a bad thing, children were imaginative about entertaining themselves during the time their mothers were going about the home chores also without the modern day conveniences. It makes for very interesting reading and I am sure some of the activities would be interesting to youngsters of today and would be something totally new to most of them. A great learning tool about pioneer times and a wonderful book to share with your children and to let them know how life was in the 1800s. I highly recommend it for a great way to pass the time on a cold rainy or snowy day with your children. Other books by this author are as equally interesting and great reads.

Great vintage photos

Very interesting and entraining 19 century recipes, remedies, and folk lore. Some of the unique recipes include; hard tack, pickled glazed tongue, meat hash, persimmon pudding, ash cake, and corn oysters. This wonderful child friendly read filled with old photos of pioneers, and Smokey Mountain settlers. There are also forgotten superstitions like; how to find a lost object, how to prevent ugliness, and what to eat on New Year's Day for wealth. This is a good read for all ages because this is a taste of how our ancestors lived and should not be forgotten.

Funny, Historical and good reading.

An amusing, historical and informative book about 19th century cooking, manners and games.Chock full of recipes like Hobo Mulligan Stew, Sweet Potato Cobbler and Pioneer Sausage and Apples.Grand pioneer tales and whimsical bits about table setting and manners. Read a crazy 'Stubborn Child Law' of 1646.Squirm at the items depicted in Weird and Disgusting Food.Old time pictures flow throughout with people from Lincoln to Tom Thumb, native americans to poor slave children.A useful bibliography appears at the end of the book along with old time music and record listings.This would be an excellent addition to a cook or history buff's library. Simply enlightening and enjoyable!
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