EATING THE PLATES by Lucille Recht Penner

EATING THE PLATES

A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners
Age Range: 6 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 The Pilgrims' hardships and accommodations to the New World are revealed through their diet and changing lifestyle. From the time of their voyage, when the biscuits were full of weevils, the Pilgrims' had trouble finding food they liked to eat. The first winter, when food was scarce and many died, gave way to a summer of bounty, though the newcomers were unaccustomed to many of the foods. Then--with the help of Indians--corn, deer, and turkey appeared on their tables; trade brought molasses, spices, and sugar. The evolution of diet in early America is a subject that should appeal to children; the glimpses of Pilgrim manners and home life are sure to amuse. Ten tasty, simple recipes provide directions for a full meal. Photos, b&w drawings, and index not seen. Glossary; bibliography. (Nonfiction. 6-10)*justify no*

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1991
ISBN: 0-02-770901-9
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1991




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