The Truth about Baked Beans

An Edible History of New England

Author: Meg Muckenhoupt

Publisher: NYU Press


Category: History

Page: 352

View: 656

Forages through New England’s most famous foods for the truth behind the region’s culinary myths Meg Muckenhoupt begins with a simple question: When did Bostonians start making Boston Baked Beans? Storekeepers in Faneuil Hall and Duck Tour guides may tell you that the Pilgrims learned a recipe for beans with maple syrup and bear fat from Native Americans, but in fact, the recipe for Boston Baked Beans is the result of a conscious effort in the late nineteenth century to create New England foods. New England foods were selected and resourcefully reinvented from fanciful stories about what English colonists cooked prior to the American revolution—while pointedly ignoring the foods cooked by contemporary New Englanders, especially the large immigrant populations who were powering industry and taking over farms around the region. The Truth about Baked Beans explores New England’s culinary myths and reality through some of the region’s most famous foods: baked beans, brown bread, clams, cod and lobster, maple syrup, pies, and Yankee pot roast. From 1870 to 1920, the idea of New England food was carefully constructed in magazines, newspapers, and cookbooks, often through fictitious and sometimes bizarre origin stories touted as time-honored American legends. This toothsome volume reveals the effort that went into the creation of these foods, and lets us begin to reclaim the culinary heritage of immigrant New England—the French Canadians, Irish, Italians, Portuguese, Polish, indigenous people, African-Americans, and other New Englanders whose culinary contributions were erased from this version of New England food. Complete with historic and contemporary recipes, The Truth about Baked Beans delves into the surprising history of this curious cuisine, explaining why and how “New England food” actually came to be.

Billy the Baked Bean Kid

Author: Victor Kelleher

Publisher: Lothian Children's Books


Category: Gluttony

Page: 32

View: 947

Nonsensical children's picture book for younger readers. Billy loves baked beans and eats them constantly. When Mum gives him four huge helpings for his birthday treat, the consequences are both funny and surprising. Both author and illustrator have produced many children's books.

Chalk, Baked Beans, and Bog Rolls

Author: MIKE ‘Maj’ JENVEY

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

View: 229

This autobiography seizes the past seventy years by the scruff of the neck and nostalgically frolics down memory lane in South Africa, Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and England. Plentifully laced with humour, possessing a warmth of love for humanity, spiced with a wide ranging set of anecdotes, it encompasses the free range days of living in southern Africa. Whilst fi lled with the nuances and aromas of that continent, it expresses the joy of life and a ceaseless zest for living, set against an ever changing, diverse backdrop of the military, education, and retail. It dwells within a wide panorama of loving family and friends, and it touches on spirituality, philosophy, history, theatre, and travel whilst off ering several messages to its readers. It resonates with the assorted emotions that make humans so fascinating. Th is story line compels one to recall past experiences, both happy and sad memories, and above all, it off ers a beacon of steadfast hope.

Jack and the Magic Baked Beans

Author: Bill Condon

Publisher: Hachette Children's Books Australia


Category: Fairy tales

Page: 91

View: 867

Humorous re-telling of the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, written for primary school children. Jack swaps his cow for a handful of baked beans and grows a beanstalk with a difference.

Baked Beans

A Serio-humorous Medical Paper

Author: Ephraim Cutter



Category: Beans

Page: 20

View: 993

Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Baked Beans

My Search for Britain's Maddest Museums

Author: Hunter Davies

Publisher: Random House


Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 116

'I am fascinated by people turning their daft dreams into a reality. How did they do it and why?' Driven by his own passion for collecting Hunter Davies has packed his notepad and set off in search of Britain's maddest museums. As he explores these hidden gems he soon discovers that they are everywhere and that they celebrate just about everything, from lawnmowers in Southport to pencils in Keswick. But as Hunter travels up and down the country he comes to realise that it isn't only the collections that are fascinating, it's also the people who have put them together. Whether they're a man who loves his Heinz so much he's changed his name to Captain Beany or a kleptomaniac Vintage Radio buff, these eccentric collectors are Britain's finest and could live in no other country in the world. Once you discover these museums and get to know their curators, Great Britain won't look quite the same again...

Bullets, Burgers and Baked Beans

The Warren Wright Story

Author: Warren Wright



Category: Businessmen

Page: 204

View: 838

"Warren Wright's amazing journey began when he realised one day at school that anything was within his grasp if he applied himself. From that day he made the most of every opportunity that came his way. As a husband and father, police officer and businessman, he has faced challenges from the 1981 Springbok Tour to a midwife who didn't think men had any right to be involved in childbirth. He has helped run beauty contests, been menaced by gang members and ordered to get topless women off a beach by a former chief justice. He has a keen interest in helping young people develop their potential, and his wide ranging experience has seen him develop unique and provocative views on all sorts of issues, from crime to education and parenting." --Back cover.

Jack and the Baked Beanstalk

Author: Colin Stimpson

Publisher: Candlewick Press


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 291

After their cafâe fails, Jack takes his mother's last few pennies and exchanges them for a can of magic baked beans that then lead Jack on a journey to a giant who is bored with counting his fortune.

Beyond Baked Beans

Budget Food for Students

Author: Fiona Beckett

Publisher: Absolute Press


Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 830

Fiona Beckett teaches us how to buy and stretch our food, explaining that it's easy to eat well without shedding loads of money. Beyond Baked Beans: Budget Food for Students is split into three eminently useful sections. 'Survive' is all about the basics of cooking for yourself, with recipes which help you to eat well without breaking the bank. 'Share' is a selection of fantastic recipes for two and more, and for preparing big meals for students who live together. 'Splash Out' is a taste of something a little more swish: for those who want to impress but don't have a whole lot of money. Fiona shows you how to budget, buy and use your food carefully, with great ideas on how to save when you buy and stretch what food you do use and never waste what's leftover. An invaluable book for every student.

The Baked Bean Kids

Author: Ann Pilling



Category: Families

Page: 59

View: 210

Joss doesn't always like her little brother Pin, because he's a nuisance and he copies everything she does. When Joss starts collecting the fifty baked bean labels she needs to get a special gift, Pin does the same. The problem is that now they will have to collect twice as many labels - and eat one hundred tins of beans

HJ Heinz and HP Foods

A Report on the Completed Acquisition of the HP Foods Companies by HJ Heinz Company and HJ Heinz Company Ltd

Author: Great Britain. Competition Commission

Publisher: The Stationery Office


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

View: 484

The Commission's report examines the market impact of the acquisition by Heinz of HP Foods, both producers of food products including tomato ketchup and other sauces, baked beans and tinned pasta products. The report concludes that the merger is not expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition in the market for any of these products, in either the retail or food service sectors.

The Sweet Truth

About Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Author: Pritchett & Hull Associates, Incorporated

Publisher: Pritchett & Hull Associates




View: 476

The 9 Truths about Weight Loss

The No-Tricks, No-Nonsense Plan for Lifelong Weight Control

Author: Daniel S. Kirschenbaum, Ph.D.

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 672

Forget fad diets-here's a proven program based on good sense and good scienceHere are just a few of the bewildering pseudoscientific suggestions found in some of the bestselling diet books: abandon starch; eat all the fat you want, but count protein grams; eat dessert, but no fat; never mix proteins and carbohydrates; customize your diet based on your blood type; forget counting calories; seek emotional solutions to your weight issues. Even books that are based on sound scientific principles generally tell only half the story. The 9 Truths about Weight Loss is the long-awaited antidote to the scores of diet fads that have, in the long run, failed for so many frustrated people. In a program built on years of scientific research and practical experience, Daniel S. Kirschenbaum covers every aspect of losing weight and keeping it off. He shows how attacking weight loss is essentially an athletic challenge and reiterates the necessity of both sensible eating and tracking your food intake. He reminds us that it's natural for our bodies to fight weight loss, and as a psychologist, he shows us how to get through the inevitable emotional roadblocks. Going beyond try quick fixes, The 9 Truths about Weight Loss provides a positive, manageable program for the millions of Americans committed to controlling their weight once and for all.


Author: Alex Shearer

Publisher: Heinemann


Category: Children's stories

Page: 232

View: 342

Fergal collects tins. He likes the bargain ones without labels because the contents are always a surprise. But one day he makes a gruesome discovery of a finger inside one tin, and the word HELP inside another...and what was just a screwball hobby becomes a deadly can of worms.

Truth Be Told

A Jane Ryland Novel

Author: Hank Phillippi Ryan

Publisher: Forge Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 289

Truth Be Told, part of the bestselling Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan series by Agatha, Anthony, Mary Higgins Clark, and Macavity Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan, begins with tragedy: a middle-class family evicted from their suburban home. In digging up the facts on this heartbreaking story—and on other foreclosures— reporter Ryland soon learns the truth behind a big-bucks scheme and the surprising players who will stop at nothing, including murder, to keep their goal a secret. Turns out, there's more than one way to rob a bank. Boston police detective Jake Brogan has a liar on his hands. A man has just confessed to the famous twenty-year-old Lilac Sunday killing, and while Jake's colleagues take him at his word, Jake is not so sure. But he has personal reasons for hoping they've finally solved the cold case. Financial manipulation, the terror of foreclosures, the power of numbers, the primal need for home and family and love. What happens when what you believe is true turns out to be a lie? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Truth or Die

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House


Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 545

The truth will set you free – if it doesn't kill you first. New York attorney Trevor Mann’s world shatters when he receives a phone call telling him his girlfriend has been shot dead in a mugging. But the circumstances point to something more calculated than a random attack. Claire was a New York Times journalist and Trevor is convinced she had unearthed a secret so shocking that she was murdered to keep it from coming to light. Chasing Claire’s leads, Trevor will risk everything to discover what exactly she was killed for. It’s time to find out the truth, or die.

Secrets of New England Cooking

Author: Ella Shannon Bowles

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Cooking

Page: 327

View: 346

800 "receipts" combine Early American cookery, Native American food, and continental influences: Vermont beef and kidney pie, oxbow Indian pudding, Down-East sour milk doughnuts, more.

The Breakfast Bible

Author: Seb Emina

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 938

When it comes to the most important meal of the day, this is the book to end all books, a delectable selection of recipes, advice, illustrations and miscellany. The recipes in the robust volume begin with the iconic full English - which can mean anything as long as there are eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes, black pudding, bread, potatoes and beans involved - before moving confidently on to more exotic fare such as kedgeree, omelette Arnold Bennett, waffles, American muffins, porridge, roast peaches, channa masala from India, borek from the Balkans and pães de queijo from South America. There are also useful tips like the top songs for boiling an egg to, and how to store mushrooms. Interspersing the practicalities of putting a good breakfast together are essays and miscellanies from a crack team of eggsperts. Among them are H.P. Seuss, Blake Pudding, Poppy Tartt and Malcolm Eggs, who offer their musings on such varied topics as forgotten breakfast cereals of the 1980s, famous last breakfasts and Freud's famous Breakfast Dream. Whether you are a cereal purist, a dedicated fan of eggs and bacon or a breakfast-aficionado with a world view, The Breakfast Bible is the most important book of the day.