Jersey Shore Food History:Victorian Feasts to Boardwalk Treats Karen L. Schnitzspahn
How a nation grew into an empire and the birth of a modern society The Victorian era has dominated the popular imagination like no other period, but these myths and stories also give a very distorted view of the 19th century. The early Victorians were much stranger than we usually imagine, and their world would have felt very different from our own. It was only during the long reign of the Queen that a modern society emerged in unexpected ways. Using character portraits, events, and key moments, Paterson brings the real life of Victorian Britain alive - from the lifestyles of the aristocrats to the lowest ranks of the London slums. This includes the right way to use a fan, why morning visits were conducted in the afternoon, what the Victorian family ate, and how they enjoyed their free time, as well as the Victorian legacy today: convenience food, coffee bars, window shopping, mass media, and celebrity culture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Meadows. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010322/bk_adbl_010322_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Savory Suppers and Fashionable Feasts offers a delightfully flavorful tour of dining in America during the second half of the 19th century. Susan Williams investigates the manners and morals of that era by looking at its eating customs and cooking methods. As she reveals, genteel dining became an increasingly important means of achieving social stability during a period when Americans were facing significant changes on a variety of fronts - social, cultural, intellectual, technological, and demographic. Focusing on the rapidly expanding middle class, Williams not only examines mealtime rituals, but she looks at the material culture of Victorian dining: the furniture, the furnishings, and the growing array of accouterments - from asparagus tongs to sardine servers and lace doilies - that supported genteel expectations for tableside behavior. She also explores changing ideas about meals - how they fit into the daily schedule and what kinds of food and drink came to characterize specific meals and menus. The result is at once an informative look at life in Victorian America, and a sumptuous celebration of a key moment in the country´s culinary experience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lesley Ann Fogle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062949/bk_acx0_062949_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Like her previous books, this book is the result of the author´s passionate interest in the realities of everyday life, and the conditions in which most people lived, so often left out of history books. This period of mid-Victorian London encompasses a huge range of subjects: Victoria´s wedding and the place of the royals in popular esteem; how the very poor lived, the underworld, prostitution, crime, prisons and transportation; the public utilities, Bazalgette on sewers and road design, Chadwick on pollution and sanitation; private charities, Peabody, Burdett Coutts, and workhouses; new terraced housing and transport, trains, omnibuses, and the Underground; furniture and decor; families and the position of women; the prosperous middle classes and their new shops, e.g. Peter Jones, Harrods; entertaining and servants, food and drink; unlimited liability and bankruptcy; the rich, the marriage market, taxes and anti-semitism; the Empire, recruitment and press-gangs. The period begins with the closing of the Fleet and Marshalsea prisons and ends with the first (steam-operated) Underground trains and the first Gilbert & Sullivan. All the splendours and horrors of Victorian life will be vividly recalled. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anton Lesser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000012/bk_orio_000012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of the ´´hysterically funny and unsettlingly fascinating´´* New York Times best seller Unmentionable, a hilarious illustrated guide to the secrets of Victorian child-rearing [*Jenny Lawson] Feminist historian Therese Oneill is back, to educate you on what to expect when you´re expecting...a Victorian baby! In Ungovernable, Oneill conducts an unforgettable tour through the backward, pseudoscientific, downright bizarre parenting fashions of the Victorians, advising us on:How to be sure you´re not too ugly, sickly, or stupid to breedWhat positions and room decor will help you conceive a sonHow much beer, wine, cyanide, and heroin to consume while pregnantHow to select the best peasant teat for your childWhich foods won´t turn your children into sexual deviantsAnd so much moreEndlessly surprising, wickedly funny, and filled with juicy historical tidbits and images, Ungovernable provides much-needed perspective on - and comic relief from - the age-old struggle to bring up baby.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dara Rosenberg, Betsy Foldes Meiman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/005139/bk_hach_005139_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The bathrooms at New York City´s Port Authority Bus Terminal are the site of some questionable behavior - not by the public, but by undercover cops. Bewildered, innocent men are challenging many recent arrests for lewd behavior. A New York Times article found that the plain-clothes officers have been busting men at the urinals for indecent exposure. Susie reads from the story, which may make you guys rethink using the urinal - and maybe head for a stall instead. Next, those quaint Victorian people, with their just-so manners, were not as prudish as you may think. Susie reads from an AlterNet article that lists 15 of the most bizarre sex tips of the Victorian era. Books written in the 1850s suggested that eating bland foods would prevent masturbation urges and claimed that flirting would lead to disease. Then there was the cherished idea that riding a horse after sex would prevent pregnancy. Finally, in our ´´What´s New on Audible´´ segment, Susie has a sample from a thriller to share, in honor of Halloween, when all things ghoulish are in order. The Killing Game: Selected Writings by the Author of Dark Alliance is by journalist Gary Webb, who wrote about the CIA during the Iran Contra scandal. This audiobook highlights investigative journalism and all the creepy stuff found along the path to uncovering the story. Have a question or news story for Susie? You can send your confidential queries and comments to email@example.com. [Episode 636, October 31, 2014] Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/141031/pf_suzy_141031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this major new history of English food, Clarissa Dickson Wright takes the reader on a journey from the time of the Second Crusade and the feasts of medieval kings to the cuisine - both good and bad - of the present day. She looks at the shifting influences on the national diet as new ideas and ingredients have arrived, and as immigrant communities have made their contribution to the life of the country. She evokes lost worlds of open fires and ice houses, of constant pickling and preserving, and of manchet loaves and curly-coated pigs. And she tells the stories of the chefs, cookery book writers, gourmets, and gluttons who have shaped public taste, from the salad-loving Catherine of Aragon to the foodies of today. Above all, she gives a vivid sense of what it was like to sit down to the meals of previous ages, whether an 18th-century labourer´s breakfast or a 12-course Victorian banquet or a lunch out during the Second World War. Insightful and entertaining by turns, this is a magnificent tour of nearly 1,000 years of English cuisine, peppered with surprises and seasoned with Clarissa Dickson Wright´s characteristic wit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clarissa Dickson Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001272/bk_rhuk_001272_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everybody imagines the world´s most interesting man to be a fictional, gray-haired lothario who drinks Mexican beer and boasts of his legendary exploits. But what if a man like this really lived? It turns out he did, and there were two of them--both Victorian explorers. The first was Richard Franics Burton, an adventurer who learned 29 languages, went undercover as a Muslim on a pilgrimage to Mecca, and wrote 50 books on topics ranging from a translation of the Kama Sutra to a manual on bayonet exercises. The second was Sir Richard Stanley, who led a massive expedition through Africa to find Dr. Livingston. By the time of his death in 1904, he had explored much of the continent and developed much of the interior. Stanley´s greatest expedition was his 1874-1877 crossing of Africa on foot to the mouth of the Congo, traveling more than 7,000 miles and contending with the threat of malaria, unknown wild animals in the jungle, unfriendly tribesmen, harsh weather conditions, worries about running out of food, and any number of incomprehensible threats to their lives on that dangerous voyage. Learn about the lives of these two extraordinary men and how a beer pitchman could never hope to live up to them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Pierce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029322/bk_acx0_029322_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The great Victorian biologist Thomas Huxley once wrote, ´´I know of no familiar substance forming part of our every-day knowledge and experience, the examination of which, with a little care, tends to open up such very considerable issues as does yeast.´´ Huxley was right. Beneath the very foundations of human civilization lies yeast-also known as the sugar fungus. Yeast is responsible for fermenting our alcohol and providing us with bread - the very staples of life. Moreover, it has proven instrumental in helping cell biologists and geneticists understand how living things work, manufacturing life-saving drugs, and producing biofuels that could help save the planet from global warming. In The Rise of Yeast, Nicholas P. Money argues that we cannot ascribe too much importance to yeast, and that its discovery and controlled use profoundly altered human history. Humans knew what yeast did long before they knew what it was. It was not until Louis Pasteur´s experiments in the 1860s that scientists even acknowledged its classification as a fungus. A compelling blend of science, history, and sociology, The Rise of Yeast explores the rich, strange, and utterly symbiotic relationship between people and yeast, a stunning account that takes us back to the roots of human history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Colacci. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013020/bk_tant_013020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.