Sunday, January 5, 2014

TEA at Downton Abbey: end credits

TEA at Downton Abbey
a virtual book event
January 3-5, 2014


Thank you dear readers for joining me for this virtual book event.

Don't forget to set your DVR or head over to your television tonight to watch the U.S. premiere of Downton Abbey Season Four!

If you are waiting for the DVD version (like me) it will be released January 28, 2014.

Happy watching!


THANKS TO: Authors, Publicists and Publishers for Book Giveaways and Guest posts

Giveaway links for these books are listed on the sidebar.
Please note all giveaways end January 26, 2014 unless specified otherwise.

Dining Out at the Dawn of the New American Century, 1900-1910
by Michael Lesy
signup for giveaway: see below

A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times
by Lucy Lethbridge
signup for giveaway: here


READ about the transition in the 1900s of dining in the home into more public dining here...

--~ Book Giveaway ~--

Dining Out at the Dawn of
the New American Century, 1900-1910
by Michael Lesy

What we ate, how we ate, and how eating changed during America’s first real food revolution, 1900–1910.

Before Julia Child introduced the American housewife to France’s cuisine bourgeoise, before Alice Waters built her Berkeley shrine to local food, before Wolfgang Puck added Asian flavors to classical dishes and caviar to pizza, the restaurateurs and entrepreneurs of the early twentieth century were changing the way America ate.

Beginning with the simplest eateries and foods and culminating with the emergence of a genuinely American way of fine dining, Repast takes readers on a culinary tour of early-twentieth-century restaurants and dining. The innovations introduced at the time—in ingredients, technologies, meal service, and cuisine—transformed the act of eating in public in ways that persist to this day.

Illustrated with photographs from the time as well as color plates reproducing menus from the New York Public Library’s Buttolph Menu Collection, Repast is a remarkable record of the American palate.

67 color plates, 21 black-and-white photographs

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Offer ends: January 26, 2014


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