Kitchen Utensils: Names, Origins, and Definitions Through the Ages

By: Phillips Brooks

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A fabulous book for all "foodies," this small and unusual gift book offers the histories of 375 American utensils. Presented by categories--serving dishes, fireplace tools, lighting, cooking utensils, cutlery, drinking vessels, and measures--each listing includes a concise narrative of the utensils' origins, migrations to America, names, spellings, and uses from the early middle ages to the late 19th century. Filled with illustrations and amusing vignettes, "Kitchen Utensils" is a must-have for every food-history lover's bookshelf.

Title: Kitchen Utensils: Names, Origins, and Definitions Through the Ages

Author: Phillips Brooks

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $19.95

Categories: Life & Times,

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan: 2004

ISBN Number: 1-4039-6619-2

ISBN Number 13: 9781403966193

Binding: hardback

Book Details: 192 pages, hardback, Palgrave Macmillan

Seller ID: 966192

Description: A fabulous book for all "foodies," this small and unusual gift book offers the histories of 375 American utensils. Presented by categories--serving dishes, fireplace tools, lighting, cooking utensils, cutlery, drinking vessels, and measures--each listing includes a concise narrative of the utensils' origins, migrations to America, names, spellings, and uses from the early middle ages to the late 19th century. Filled with illustrations and amusing vignettes, Kitchen Utensils is a must-have for every food-history lover's bookshelf.

About Author
Phillips V. Brooks is Visiting Professor of American Studies at the University of Helsinki.

Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
Definition of Kitchen Utensil
Dating of Kitchen Utensil
Coming to the New World
Measures Standardized
Change of Utensil Name
Utensils
Appendix
Bibliography