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Austen to Zafón

Reading widely since 1972.

Currently reading

A London Family, 1870-1900: A Trilogy
Molly Hughes
The Cellist of Sarajevo
Steven Galloway
Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
Lewis Thomas
All the Names
José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Neil MacGregor
Down the Garden Path
Beverley Nichols
Virtue Betray'd, Or, Anna Bullen
John Banks
Year of Wonders
Geraldine Brooks
Swallows and Amazons
Arthur Ransome
Illusion in java
Gene Fowler
Eating The Plates: A Pilgrim Book Of Food And Manners - Lucille Recht Penner A nice book for kids about Pilgrim food and manners. Their relationship with Native Americans is only covered in terms of the trading they did for food. It doesn't get into the politics or make judgements. From the limited and sometimes maggoty foods they ate while sailing across the Atlantic to the limited palates of the pilgrims once settled (they didn't like fruits or vegetables, although hunger forced the issue) to the cooking methods used, this book covers in the subject in an entertaining, easily understood way. I think any 7-10 year old would find it interesting. There is a glossary and recipes to make a Pilgrim menu, including:

Fresh Corn Soup
Red Pickled Eggs (that's how my mom always made them!)
Hot Indian Pudding
Succotash Stew
Spicy Cucumber Catsup (yes, there were many catsups besides tomato. I've made a mushroom one)
Bannock Cakes
Whole Baked Pumpkin Stuffed with Apples
Bearberry Jelly (aka cranberries)
Hot Nuts