So it was a real joy to discover a book dedicated to helping those of us who see family through the lens of food. I came away bursting with ideas of subjects that I can explore—regional foods, kitchen gadgets, housecleaning hints, the evolution of ethic foods when immigrants come to America. Philibert-Ortega skims the surface of the many subjects she covers but From the Family Kitchen is packed with suggested resources for more detailed exploration.
From the Family Kitchen: Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes
She tells us how the cookbook evolved in America, from the very first one in The title, quite literally, says it all. And if you have ever tried to recreate an old recipe and been stumped by unfamiliar terms or odd directions, Philibert-Ortega comes to the rescue with a glossary and tables laying out historic food terminology. And menus from bygone days give us an idea of how our ancestors dined. Fill in the blank pages with inherited recipes and their stories. Philibert Ortega maintains two blogs—one about genealogy in general, the other about food history through her collection of community cookbooks, a great lens on the cooking of the past.
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Notify me of new posts by email. What I most like about this book is it is comprehensive in its survey of the study of genealogy, not only explaining records but exploring topics like handwriting, evidence analysis, and how to research in a library. This knowledge will come with a careful study of this book. One of my favorite genealogy authors has the most unique book looking at researching female ancestors.
Instead of just exploring tips or resources, The Hidden Half of the Family looks at the law in each U.
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This book also includes a timeline of important historical dates for women, a glossary and bibliography, as well as how to find women in records. Once you know this information, you can then search for the appropriate records.
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- Share Your Family’s Food Story.
- R29 Original Series.
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- Artisan Food;
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But part of researching female ancestors is understanding their social history. Social history is how history and life affected the everyday person. How can a book about food history help your family history?
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Food history is one way to better understand and share our family history. You can then use it to document recipes from you and your female ancestors.
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