Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Washington Cookbook - Tastes of Liberty
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Washington Cookbook, Tastes of Liberty, celebrates ethnic foods of America's melting pot of immigrants. This is an interesting cookbook with recipes from past generations.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 256 pages
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
Author: Chateau Ste. Michelle
Description: Few things about a culture are more personal, or more staunchly protected, than its food. When the English began to colonize the New World, native Americans introduced them to the pleasures of their daily fare. Out of necessity, the English accepted -- then hastened to import ingredients from home. British food was for them a tangible source of comfort. It looked, smelled and tasted like England, and, together with their religious beliefs and government, helped the colonists feel that they were preserving their national heritage.
The millions of immigrants who followed the English to America had a harder time maintaining their identities. Necessity and desire drove them toward assimilation; they learned a new language, dressed like Americans, lived by American schedules. But in the midst of these radical changes, one inviolable stronghold remained: the immigrant kitchen. When home seemed distant as the moon, nothing was more reassuring than moussaka, or veal scallopine, or a glass of Johannisberg Riesling.
A slow, steady interchange developed. As the immigrants struggled with English, the language of their food began to speak to the American population. Over time, exotic items such as kielbasa, bagels and bologna slipped past cultural barriers in a subtle promotion of understanding. New cuisines, lively and practical, represented one of the immigrants' gifts to their adopted land.
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington State's pioneer wine producer, offers this book as a celebration of the savory results of the melting pot, and of the great relish for food and wine that the immigrants stirred into it. We have focused on the history of nine immigrant groups -- why they left home, what they discovered in America, and what they brought to it. The recipes we have selected are based on well-loved favorites that survived the long trip across the Atlantic, delighted generation after generation, and now give us an immediate, delicious way to explore our heritage.
Condition: Good condition with minor shelf wear.
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