Recipes, Wit, and Wisdom from American Veterans and Their Loved Ones
Tracey Enerson Wood, Beth Guidry Riffle, Carol Van Drie
- 240 Pages
- May 8, 2018
- ISBN: 9781510728707
- Imprint: Skyhorse Publishing
- Trim Size: Trim size data not found for this book.
Food brings families and friends together, providing not only nourishment for our bodies, but also the glue that holds our families and society together. It is around the dinner table that we interact and important announcements are made—it was chow time in the foxholes when soldiers came to know each other, forming bonds so strong they would risk their own lives for one another. Remembering the smells and tastes of home support many in difficult times, those memories captured here in photographs and recipes.
Homefront Cooking brings you a collection of treasured family recipes and photographs from military service members past and present, and their loved ones. Recipes are accompanied by brief stories and memories related to the recipe, military service, and/or lifestyle.
The stories range from anecdotes passed down from great-great grandfathers who served in the American Civil War, to tales of terrified family members caught in a foreign country when John F. Kennedy was shot, to the stories of service members serving in Afghanistan and Iraq today. Many are heartwarming, some are humorous, most are bittersweet. All are written with a sense of pride and passion, and offer a glimpse of a lifestyle that is as unique as it is challenging.
All authors’ profits will be donated to a charitable organization in support of veterans.
"A culinary delight for our men and women in uniform." —Tim Bryce, radio host and blogger
"Homefront Cooking is so much more than a cookbook. I've always said that you can get a window into the soul of a family when you look at what they do for each other in the kitchen. There you see love and creativity on full display, poured out amid the heat of the oven and stove-top. That holds especially true in the pages of this book, as veterans and their loved ones share the recipes that bring them together and strengthen their bonds. I'm always searching for ways to support the best and bravest among us, so I was particularly thrilled to contribute a recipe (Braised Beef Short Ribs on Pg. 199) but I'm even more excited to try all the other enticing dishes in this delightful, heartfelt tome." —celebrity chef Robert Irvine; founder of the Robert Irvine Foundation
"What a great read! Great recipes from all around the world. Even if you aren't a cook, you will love the accompanying stories that reflect the joys and challenges of our military life! Highly recommend!" —Toni Hill, army wife of 36 years; army mom of 9 years