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Extracts from The Market Assistant

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources : Global Contact and Early Industrialization

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Going To Market Some fifty years ago it was the common custom for the thrifty “old New Yorker,” when going to market, to start with the break of day, and carry along with him the large “market-basket,” then considered a very...

Breakfast Dishes for Every Morning of Three Months

The English Breakfast : The Biography of a National Meal with Recipes

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Miss M. L. Allen’s (1884) Breakfast Dishes for Every Morning of Three Months is aimed at housekeepers of establishments in which—even though the author describes the work as intended for houses of the upper middle class—economy was a prime...
...In Louisa May Alcott’s Little Men (1871), the second book in her popular Little Women series, the boys at Plumfield School are thrilled to learn that Daisy, one of the few girls at the all-boys’ school, has begun cooking lessons in a small...

Allergic to Innovation? Dietary Change and Debate about Food Allergy in the United States

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith is Professor of Health History at the University of Strathclyde’s Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare, UK. He is the author of An Alternative History of Hyperactivity (2011), Hyperactive (2012) and Another Person’s Poison (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Proteins, Pathologies and Politics : Dietary Innovation and Disease from the Nineteenth Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Introduction The expert on nutrition is not the nutrition expert, but the man who has studied nutrition by the ultimate method of research...

Learning about the Environment in Early Colonial New Zealand

Seeds of Empire : The Environmental Transformation of New Zealand

I.B.Tauris, 2001

Book chapter

...Introduction Takata pai, takata mohio Knowledge makes a person good Since the Enlightenment, European science has viewed the world as a web of interconnected and functionally related components. What has already...

Fifty Breakfasts

Kaori O’Connor

Kaori O’Connor is an anthropologist at University College London (UCL), UK. Holding degrees in anthropology from Reed College, Oxford University and UCL, she has written widely on the anthropology of food, won the prestigious Sophie Coe Prize for Food History in 2009 and is a frequent media commentator. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The English Breakfast : The Biography of a National Meal with Recipes

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Redolent with the taste of Empire, pukka Colonel Kenney Herbert’s bracing book is the epitome of the manly, no-nonsense approach to cookery. He writes with aplomb and inclines to the kinds of offerings once described as ‘dishes men like...

Breakfast and the Breakfast-Table

Kaori O’Connor

Kaori O’Connor is an anthropologist at University College London (UCL), UK. Holding degrees in anthropology from Reed College, Oxford University and UCL, she has written widely on the anthropology of food, won the prestigious Sophie Coe Prize for Food History in 2009 and is a frequent media commentator. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The English Breakfast : The Biography of a National Meal with Recipes

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Women’s magazines were a highly influential form of popular culture in the nineteenth century. Appearing weekly or monthly, these publications carried a lively mix of fashion features, serialised fiction, accounts of travel, gardening...

The Perfect Breakfast

The English Breakfast : The Biography of a National Meal with Recipes

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Preceding the three breakfast cookbooks is this ‘Tabular Introduction’ to The Dictionary of Dainty Breakfasts by Phyllis Browne (Sarah Sharp Hamer). The pseudonym ‘A Mere Man’ masked the identity of the writer, Sir Frederick William...

Pioneer Grassland Farming: Pragmatism, Innovation and Experimentation

Seeds of Empire : The Environmental Transformation of New Zealand

I.B.Tauris, 2001

Book chapter

...Introduction Within ten years of the start of organised settlement, British colonists had recognised that the carrying capacity of New Zealand’s extensive low shrub and tussock grasslands...

Nightingale, Lückes and Feeding the Sick

Yuriko Akiyama

Yuriko Akiyama completed her PhD at Kings College, University of London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Feeding the Nation : Nutrition and Health in Britain Before World War One

I.B.Tauris, 2008

Book chapter

...When the Nightingale Training School opened at St Thomas’ Hospital in 1860, with support from the Nightingale Fund Council, which had been set up following Nightingale’s impressive work during the Crimean War, nursing became available...