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Gastronomica (2012) 12 (3): 81–82.
Published: 01 August 2012
... was released in facsimile in 1995, with historical notes by the culinary scholar Karen Hess, who was unable to ascertain the meaning of the word, which was used to name a type of croquette. Using technical skills and mechanical history, rather than more traditional etymological and culinary historical...
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Gastronomica (2011) 11 (4): 15–22.
Published: 01 November 2011
...John Martin Taylor “Hoppin' John” Taylor describes the historical and literary antecedents of his namesake dish. He doubts the culinary historian Karen Hess's theoretical conclusions, but agrees that the pilau of cowpeas ( Vigna unguiculata ) and rice came to the lowcountry, the coastal plain of...
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Gastronomica (2007) 7 (4): 11–13.
Published: 01 November 2007
...john martin taylor Food writer John Martin Taylor reflects on his relationship with the recently (2007) deceased culinary historian Karen Hess, who was his mentor and friend. He compares their circuitous paths to the food world, and the similarities of their approaches to, and ideas about, the...
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Gastronomica (2019) 19 (4): 1–9.
Published: 01 November 2019
... The House Servant s Directory by Robert Roberts in 1827. Abby Fisher s What Mrs. Fisher Knows about Old Southern Cooking from 1881 is perhaps the best known of the early black cookbooks, reissued in 1995 with a scholarly introduction by culinary his- torian Karen Hess. The Southern Cookbook was...
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Gastronomica (2016) 16 (1): 79–89.
Published: 01 February 2016
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Gastronomica (2015) 15 (1): 44–55.
Published: 01 February 2015
... like Judith A. Carney and Richard Nicholas Rosomoff (2009), Karen Hess (1992), and John Martin Taylor (1992) and Afri- can American chefs like Joe Randall, Todd Richards, and Bryant Terry, have done exhaustive work to show the con- tribution of (mostly) West African foodstuffs to Southern cooking, such...
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Gastronomica (2010) 10 (1): 160–161.
Published: 01 February 2010
...; here, Opie can be a bit quick to speak of a single African identity and is sometimes prone to view Africa s present as a window on its past. Despite these misgivings, few would challenge the fun- damental tradition that Opie is proposing here. Academic research by Karen Hess, Jon Edward Philips, and...
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Gastronomica (2010) 10 (1): 161–162.
Published: 01 February 2010
... s present as a window on its past. Despite these misgivings, few would challenge the fun- damental tradition that Opie is proposing here. Academic research by Karen Hess, Jon Edward Philips, and Ronald Segal, cookbooks by Verta Mae Grosvenor and Jessica Harris, and literary works such as Ntozake...
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Gastronomica (2009) 9 (1): 118–119.
Published: 01 February 2009
... resurrecting Thomas De Voe s little-known memoir, The Market Assistant, Vileisis has found a fascinating chronicler of America s changing foodways in the mid-nineteenth century and, probably, America s first Greenmarket advocate. If there is a phantom presence in Kitchen Literacy, it is John and Karen Hess s...
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Gastronomica (2009) 9 (1): 119–120.
Published: 01 February 2009
... Literacy, it is John and Karen Hess s The Taste of America (first published in 1977). Typically, the history of America s remarkable food system has been recounted as a singularly progressive tale (p.9), writes Vileisis. This generalization hardly applies to the Hesses work, a polemical chronicle based...
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Gastronomica (2008) 8 (4): 60–64.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Charleston Receipts, although they don t appear in Two Hundred Years of Charleston Cooking, published in 1930, which was assembled under the watchful eye of some visiting Yankees who certainly knew from cocktail parties, as they say. I remind myself, however, as the late scholar Karen Hess often proclaimed...
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Gastronomica (2008) 8 (3): 53–61.
Published: 01 August 2008
... making puff-pastes, pies, tarts, puddings, custards and preserves, and all kinds of cakes, from the imperial plumb to plain cake, adapted to this country, and all grades of life (Bedford, ma: Applewood Books, 1996, reprint of the 1796 Albany edition), with an introductory essay by Karen Hess. 27. Much...
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Gastronomica (2007) 7 (4): 95–97.
Published: 01 November 2007
... and Karen Hess s assessment in The Taste of America: More a cult of personality than acquired skill. But none were quite as bloated as the 1997 claim in us News and World Report that Julia Child invented modern life. If that is true, then I suppose a few more biographies of such an important...
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Gastronomica (2006) 6 (4): 91–98.
Published: 01 November 2006
... appears as condescending as it is corrective. The story is much more complex and interesting and worth some real effort to get at. Both Karen Hess, editor of Martha Washington s Booke of Cookery, and Leni Ashmore Sorensen, African American research historian at Monticello, have found intriguing evi- dence...
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Gastronomica (2005) 5 (4): 127.
Published: 01 November 2005
... account, the latter a tough digestion and a penchant for travel to hard-to-find places.1 Though Alan Richman ably straddles the two worlds, his heart is clearly in the populist camp. Krishnendu Ray, New York University note 1. John L. and Karen Hess, The Taste of America (New York: Viking, 1977), 226 227...
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Gastronomica (2005) 5 (4): 126–127.
Published: 01 November 2005
... cocktail dress asking for more (well more food) and a neurotic can t-get-it-up Woody Allen shtick. Its originality resides in the strange intersection of these polarities. In fact, the Sharon Stone chapter, which comes toward the end, is quite good. Long ago John and Karen Hess noted there are two kinds of...
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Gastronomica (2005) 5 (4): 127–128.
Published: 01 November 2005
... Karen Hess, The Taste of America (New York: Viking, 1977), 226 227. Bookends Please Feed Me: A Punk Vegan Cookbook Niall McGuirk New York: Soft Skull Press, 2004 xvi + 136 pp. Photographs. $15.95 (paper) I must admit upfront I know absolutely nothing about punk. The word brings to mind vague images of...
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Gastronomica (2005) 5 (4): 125–126.
Published: 01 November 2005
..., is quite good. Long ago John and Karen Hess noted there are two kinds of food writing in the United States, which reflect two kinds of good food: 126 G A S T R O N O M IC A F A L L 2 0 0 5 ...
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Gastronomica (2005) 5 (4): 106–108.
Published: 01 November 2005
... family ties between these two authors and Mary Randolph, a descendant of both women, known for setting an elegant table. In 1826 Mary Randolph s cookbook, The Virginia House-Wife, was pub- lished; culinary historian Karen Hess has called it the most influential American cookbook of the nineteenth century...
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Gastronomica (2003) 3 (4): 110–111.
Published: 01 November 2003
... such mid-century studies as Colonial Williamsburg s Colonial Virginia Cookery (Jane Carson, 1968) and Karen Hess s sub- sequent groundbreaking cookbook research. The American bicentennial anniversary popularized hearth cooking, build- ing its credentials with early cookbooks in facsimile editions...