A Square Meal Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

A Square Meal


  • Author : Jane Ziegelman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-08-16
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062216434

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A Square Meal Excerpt :

James Beard Foundation Book Award Winner From the author of the acclaimed 97 Orchard and her husband, a culinary historian, an in-depth exploration of the greatest food crisis the nation has ever faced—the Great Depression—and how it transformed America’s culinary culture. The decade-long Great Depression, a period of shifts in the country’s political and social landscape, forever changed the way America eats. Before 1929, America’s relationship with food was defined by abundance. But the collapse of the economy, in both urban and rural America, left a quarter of all Americans out of work and undernourished—shattering long-held assumptions about the limitlessness of the national larder. In 1933, as women struggled to feed their families, President Roosevelt reversed long-standing biases toward government-sponsored “food charity.” For the first time in American history, the federal government assumed, for a while, responsibility for feeding its citizens. The effects were widespread. Championed by Eleanor Roosevelt, “home economists” who had long fought to bring science into the kitchen rose to national stature. Tapping into America’s long-standing ambivalence toward culinary enjoyment, they imposed their vision of a sturdy, utilitarian cuisine on the American dinner table. Through the Bureau of Home Economics, these women led a sweeping campaign to instill dietary recommendations, the forerunners of today’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans. At the same time, rising food conglomerates introduced packaged and processed foods that gave rise to a new American cuisine based on speed and convenience. This movement toward a homogenized national cuisine sparked a revival of American regional cooking. In the ensuing decades, the tension between local traditions and culinary science has defined our national cuisine—a battle that continues today. A Square Meal examines the impact of economic contraction and environmental disaster on how Americans ate t

The John Blake Chronicles Book

The John Blake Chronicles


  • Author : M. Tefler
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-10-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 1549902911

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The John Blake Chronicles Excerpt :

You've just found the ultimate erotic science-fiction series!It's 2779 and a retired Terran Federation Marine has taken up life as a trader. Follow John Blake's adventures as he travels the galaxy on his freighter, the "Fool's Gold". This is the first book in a massive epic full of beautiful women, rampaging aliens, gunfights, space combat, and a mysterious heritage that will shake the foundations of the galaxy...A multi-award winning adult space opera by M Tefler.

Three Squares Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Three Squares


  • Author : Abigail Carroll
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2013-09-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465040964

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Three Squares Excerpt :

We are what we eat, as the saying goes, but we are also how we eat, and when, and where. Our eating habits reveal as much about our society as the food on our plates, and our national identity is written in the eating schedules we follow and the customs we observe at the table and on the go. In Three Squares, food historian Abigail Carroll upends the popular understanding of our most cherished mealtime traditions, revealing that our eating habits have never been stable—far from it, in fact. The eating patterns and ideals we’ve inherited are relatively recent inventions, the products of complex social and economic forces, as well as the efforts of ambitious inventors, scientists and health gurus. Whether we’re pouring ourselves a bowl of cereal, grabbing a quick sandwich, or congregating for a family dinner, our mealtime habits are living artifacts of our collective history—and represent only the latest stage in the evolution of the American meal. Our early meals, Carroll explains, were rustic affairs, often eaten hastily, without utensils, and standing up. Only in the nineteenth century, when the Industrial Revolution upset work schedules and drastically reduced the amount of time Americans could spend on the midday meal, did the shape of our modern “three squares” emerge: quick, simple, and cold breakfasts and lunches and larger, sit-down dinners. Since evening was the only part of the day when families could come together, dinner became a ritual—as American as apple pie. But with the rise of processed foods, snacking has become faster, cheaper, and easier than ever, and many fear for the fate of the cherished family meal as a result. The story of how the simple gruel of our forefathers gave way to snack fixes and fast food, Three Squares also explains how Americans’ eating habits may change in the years to come. Only by understanding the history of the American meal can we can help determine its future.

Square Meals Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Square Meals


  • Author : Jane Stern
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1985-08
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 0394741625

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Square Meals Excerpt :

Presents hundreds of recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, all based on old pamphlets, product brochures, community cookbooks, and popular cookbooks that first appeared between 1920 and 1960

Square Meals Book

Square Meals


  • Author : Jane Stern
  • Publisher : Lebhar-Friedman
  • Release Date : 2000-10-10
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 349
  • ISBN 10 : 0867308206

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Square Meals Excerpt :

This revised and updated edition of the classic Square Meals is a celebration of American food from the 1920s through the 1950s, a salute to the days of lunch counters and the times when Sunday dinner was hearty and special.

3 Square Meals Book

3 Square Meals


  • Author : Shawn Thomas
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2018-12-20
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN 10 : 1792000766

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3 Square Meals Excerpt :

Do you know the value of having three square meals a day? If you grew up in my household this would be a no-brainer. As a child, the importance of proper nutrition was instilled in me and my siblings at a very early age. How about you? Did you ever have to do school lessons on the food pyramid or hear lectures about the importance of eating your three square meals? Well, I have had more lessons than I can remember. I thought those lessons, for me, would never come in handy; but as I begin this project, I realize that just as we must have a balanced natural diet, we must likewise have a balanced spiritual diet. I have often heard the Bible described as "spiritual food;" well, if that is true then why do we not treat it that way? Most of the devotionals that I have used over the years, some of which have been amazing, gave me one spiritual meal for the day; but that is not quite how it is with food, is it? Let's think about natural food. Do you eat only one meal a day or are you encouraged to have at least three square meals? Well, the idea of this book is to give you a well-balanced spiritual meal plan. This book is also about renewal. So, these stories are not just devotionals, they are designed to bring a breath of freshness from God in twenty-eight days. My team and I have identified prayer, trust, assurance, advancing through adversity, encouragement, moving forward, self-improvement, forgiveness, and healing as the major areas that lead to a person being renewed. Have you ever had a bucket of water splashed on you on a hot day? I pray this book is just as refreshing for you. 3 Square Meals is ninety short scriptures and stories to be read three times daily. Prayerfully, in the next twenty-eight days you will be encouraged, inspired, and renewed while eating your three square meals.

101 Square Meals Book

101 Square Meals


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Cookery
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 187407514X

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Ensuring a Square Meal Book

Ensuring a Square Meal


  • Author : Devasahayam Theresa W
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2018-08-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9789813231917

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Ensuring a Square Meal Excerpt :

Research on women and food security in Southeast Asia has been limited. The collection of chapters in Ensuring a Square Meal: Women and Food Security in Southeast Asia is one of the first attempts at providing a lens into the linkages between women and food security at the household, community, national, and transnational levels. More broadly, the chapters examine women's contribution in households, resource distribution to produce food, and the purchasing power to buy food. In analysing the various facets of food security in relation to gender, the analyses focus on the meanings of 'private' and 'public', and the extent to which the effects of the two spheres spill over into each other. Given women's critical role in food production and provision, the book assesses the structural forces enabling women to access productive resources and, in turn, ensure sustainable strategies for food security; as well as it evaluates how governments might address the constraints women face in this vital role.

5 Square Low Carb Meals Book

5 Square Low Carb Meals


  • Author : Monica Lynn
  • Publisher : Harper Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2005-05-24
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0060590009

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5 Square Low Carb Meals Excerpt :

The founder of 5 Squares, a food delivery service that caters to celebrities and everyone who wants to lose weight safely and easily, offers more than 100of her Zone– and low–carb recipes, in a plan for healthy eating––five daily meals at a time. Have you been looking for a healthy way to eat, without all the hassle of counting calories, calculating percentages, cutting out the foods you love, or regaining the weight? If so, Monica Lynn, founder and CEO of 5 Squares, offers the perfect plan to change how you eat–and to change your life. 5 Squares delivers five healthy, balanced meals–or "squares"–to clients each day. Now, you too can make the meals that have helped thousands of happy customers–including celebrities and members of the Yankees, the Mets, and the Rangers–lose weight and increase their energy. Lynn's philosophy is simple: "Eat more, eat clean, and plan ahead." Eating five satisfying but smaller meals a day helps keep your metabolism running smoothly. Developed especially for your kitchen and based on tried–and–true nutritional information, the plan eliminates wheat and sugar in favour of foods that help build lean muscle mass. Lynn takes the guesswork out of healthful eating with twenty days' worth of easy–to–use recipes packed with flavour. The result: Your extra pounds will drop off safely and easily, and your energy will increase by leaps and bounds!

The Economists  Diet Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Economists Diet


  • Author : Christopher Payne
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-01-02
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501160721

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The Economists Diet Excerpt :

A bold and sensible new behavioral approach to dieting—driven by economic principles— that recommends micro-habits and meta-rules to help control impulses to overeat, approach food in a healthier way, and lose weight once and for all. Christopher Payne and Rob Barnett are two formerly obese economists who met while working at Bloomberg. They faced the same problems that so many others face today: long hours, frequently eating out for lunch and dinner, and snacking out of boredom. When they finally lost weight by applying what they know best—economics—to their waistlines. By carefully considering economic theories, real-world data, and their own personal experiences, they developed behavioral best practices that helped them control their impulses to overeat and approach food in a healthier way. Full of Barnett and Payne’s personal weight-loss stories, The Economists' Diet is a practical guide that explains how to control those ever-present impulses to overeat and, in the process, lose weight and keep it off. It is “[a] uniquely themed and user-friendly guide” (Publisher’s Weekly), and “full of advice [that] makes a lot of sense and is habit-forming (Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit).

The Phantom Tollbooth Book
Score: 4
From 77 Ratings

The Phantom Tollbooth


  • Author : Norton Juster
  • Publisher : Yearling Books
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780394820378

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The Phantom Tollbooth Excerpt :

A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.

Family Table Book

Family Table


  • Author : Michael Romano
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547615622

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Family Table Excerpt :

Features recipes served among the staff at such acclaimed New York City restaurants as Gramercy Tavern and Union Square Cafe, including such dishes as Dominican chicken, holiday roast pork, and molasses corn bread.

Riding the Rails Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Riding the Rails


  • Author : Errol Lincoln Uys
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-06-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135942298

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Riding the Rails Excerpt :

"There is no feeling in the world like sitting in a side-door Pullman and watching the world go by, listening to the clickety-clack of the wheels, hearing that old steam whistle blowing for crossings and towns." -George Phillips in Riding the Rails At the height of the Great Depression, 250,000 teenage hoboes were riding the rails and roaming America. Some left home out of desperation and went looking for work and a better life, sometimes traveling hundreds of miles on the rumor of a job waiting farther down the line. Others left out of boredom; still others with a wanderlust and romantic idea of life on the road. The restless youth of these boxcar boys and girls, many who went from "middle-class gentility to scrabble-ass poor" overnight, is recaptured in Riding the Rails. Based on the award-winning documentary, this book dispels the myths of a hobo existence and reveals the hard stories of a daring generation of American teenagers-forgotten heroes-who survived some of the hardest times in our nations' history. Whether you're a "gaycat" (novice rider) or a "dingbat" (seasoned hobo), Riding the Rails is entertaining and inspiring, recapturing a time when the country was "dying by inches."

Chop Suey Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Chop Suey


  • Author : Andrew Coe
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0199758514

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Chop Suey Excerpt :

In 1784, passengers on the ship Empress of China became the first Americans to land in China, and the first to eat Chinese food. Today there are over 40,000 Chinese restaurants across the United States--by far the most plentiful among all our ethnic eateries. Now, in Chop Suey Andrew Coe provides the authoritative history of the American infatuation with Chinese food, telling its fascinating story for the first time. It's a tale that moves from curiosity to disgust and then desire. From China, Coe's story travels to the American West, where Chinese immigrants drawn by the 1848 Gold Rush struggled against racism and culinary prejudice but still established restaurants and farms and imported an array of Asian ingredients. He traces the Chinese migration to the East Coast, highlighting that crucial moment when New York "Bohemians" discovered Chinese cuisine--and for better or worse, chop suey. Along the way, Coe shows how the peasant food of an obscure part of China came to dominate Chinese-American restaurants; unravels the truth of chop suey's origins; reveals why American Jews fell in love with egg rolls and chow mein; shows how President Nixon's 1972 trip to China opened our palates to a new range of cuisine; and explains why we still can't get dishes like those served in Beijing or Shanghai. The book also explores how American tastes have been shaped by our relationship with the outside world, and how we've relentlessly changed foreign foods to adapt to them our own deep-down conservative culinary preferences. Andrew Coe's Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States is a fascinating tour of America's centuries-long appetite for Chinese food. Always illuminating, often exploding long-held culinary myths, this book opens a new window into defining what is American cuisine.

Square Foot Gardening Book
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

Square Foot Gardening


  • Author : Mel Bartholomew
  • Publisher : Rodale
  • Release Date : 2005-04-02
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : 1579548563

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Square Foot Gardening Excerpt :

A new edition of the classic gardening handbook details a simple yet highly effective gardening system, based on a grid of one-foot by one-foot squares, that produces big yields with less space and with less work than with conventional row gardens. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.