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The Military Wives' Cookbook: 200 Years of Traditions, Recipes, and Remembrances Hardcover – October 1, 2008

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"not only is the Military Wives Cookbook flavored with all the binding ingredients of a classic cookbook, it offers us all an opportunity to reflect on the courage and strength as told by those battle scarred families left at home. " - Months of Edible Celebrations

"This book would make a great gift for your friends or family serving in the military. I can't wait to use mine to help me plan my next party!" - Econobusters

"The care that was taken to present this book in a manner that will make for more than a cookbook, but a book, well deserving of space in my bookcase... One certainly doesn't have to be from a Military family to appreciate the sentiments that are contained within the three hundred plus pages of this book. " - Bella Online

"The book is an interesting look at the women who have supported, and continue to support, those who serve our country." - Hushpuppy Nation

"[I]nterspersed in between all the delicious recipes are stories about how dishes were prepared, quotes from famous military wives, and tidbits from every battle America has fought. I have to say, it's an interesting read even beyond the recipes." - Crazed Mommy

"The Military Wives Cookbook would be of special interest to families with military connections, though it would also make a fine volume for someone interested in entertaining and learning how to create menus.

" - Andrea's Reviews

"The Military Wives Cookbook by Carolyn Quick Tillery is so retro cool. It has some awesome recipes in it, that could feed an army... Or at least take along to an army picnic!" - Creative Thoughts by Chelle

"I give the cookbook 5 Stars! I highly recommend that you check it out." - Our Story

"I always welcome a new recipe book to get my culinary juices flowing. This one especially because a) I'm a military wife, b) I love all the tid-bits about those women that came before me, and c) I feel especially proud when I make these wives' recipes that have seen some of history's most important moments." - More than an (Army) Wife

"It's a really very charming cookbook to read. There is every variety of recipes in this book from traditional baking recipes to international fair." - Snow Bound in the Yukon

About the Author

Carolyn Quick Tillery currently manages the United States Central Command Family Readiness Program, which sustains families in times of peace, crisis, and war with information that enhances quality of life, prepares families for extended deployment separations, sustains them during deployment, and facilitates a smooth family reintegration following deployment. A native of Asheville, North Carolina, she graduated from Tuskegee Institute (now University) and was subsequently commissioned an officer in the United States Air Force. She received her law degree from the University of Denver and is a graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). An NAACP Image Literary Award finalist, her writing credits include Southern Homecoming Traditions, Celebrating Our Equality, A Taste of Freedom, and The African-American Heritage Cookbook. Carolyn Quick Tillery is married to Colonel J. R. Tillery, USAF, retired, and resides in Tampa, Florida.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing (October 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581826729
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581826722
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #406,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Carolyn Quick Tillery
It was about a decade ago that Carolyn Quick Tillery married two of her passions - history and food - to create a "pick up and go" career for herself. In 1994, she decided to write a book about the history of her alma mater, Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. And from the beginning, she decided to fold in food stories and recipes. Tillery was influenced by food and a powerful oral tradition as a child. A year and a half after beginning, Tillery published The African-American Heritage Cookbook acclaimed for its lively storytelling and Sweet Potato Soup, Mom's Devilish Catfish Stew, Smothered Yard Bird and more than 200 other recipes, rich in flavor and tradition. This was soon followed by the Military Wives Cookbook, which offers readers rare and fascinating tidbits of U.S. history from the perspective of America's military wives while framing nearly 50 sets of recipes with quotes, stories and vintage photographs, in such chapters as "An Independence Tea Party," "Yankee Doodle Pot Roast Dinner," "A Colonial Thanksgiving" and "Christmas in the Confederate White House." Martha Washington, Libbie Custer and Jefferson Davis' wife, Varina, are among the women who share their stories.
A former judicial law clerk, prosecuting attorney and United States Air Force Officer, Ms. Tillery currently manages the United States Central Command Personal & Family Readiness Program, which prepares military families for all phases of deployment and provides them with information to enhance the quality of their lives. She is the author of "A Taste of Freedom," "The African-American History Cookbook" and "Southern Homecoming Traditions," which was a finalist for the prestigious NAACP Image Award.
Southern Homecoming Traditions, the fourth installment in Tillery's African-American Heritage Cookbook series is similar in tone and style: each is really two books in one, a collection of regional recipes as well as a detailed examination of a particular facet of African-American history. Her most recent book is a celebration of the five historic black colleges and one university that comprise the Atlanta University Center: Morehouse, Spelman, and Morris Brown Colleges, Morehouse School of Medicine, Interdenominational Theological Center, and Clark-Atlanta University. Author Carolyn Quick Tillery uses the evocative power of food to take us back to the institutions where so many great African-American leaders were educated, and the region where so many great dishes were created.

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I really liked the stories and history of military wives. Although, I was hoping for ideas for things I could send my deployed husband in care packages etc. The recipes were for tea parties, banquets, and other large social events not daily cooking. The book made me think "1950s housewife" and dinner party recipes.

Traditions were explained such as the empty table for the dead and missing soldiers. The book describes variations of this tradition and what everything on the table represents, which is good if you are unfamiliar with the tradition.

Other poems for military wives and children were touching as well. Good book just not what I expected or needed.
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I just love this book! I originally checked it out from the library, but came to realize I didn't want to give it back -- so I had to buy my own :)

This cookbook is filled with lots of old Southern recipes that truly taste like the foods my family have passed down from generation to generation. However, it has dabbles from all over the world, including Korean and Irish dishes... it's a melting pot of a cookbook that matches the ethnic makeup of the USA...

It's full of history tidbits that are written around the recipes, which are interesting, as they pertain to the thoughts and lifestyles that our military have had to endure through the centuries. Some recipes are very, very simple - a testament to making due with what you had in those days and not as much what you wished you had -- and the food is amazing even with the bare basic ingredients - somehow it seems to have more flavor by being simple. Some recipes, though, are more complex and would require a bit more practice for the beginner in order to make them properly... I found this mostly with the recipes that are for more formal occasions which would involve desserts and large dinner meals. Most everything is designed from scratch so you won't find a ton of recipes using ready-made items.

I would suggest to check at your local library first, see if you love it, and then buy it when you find those can't-live-without recipes within. Happy cooking!
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This book not only has good recipes, but it has tidbits of military history included. The snip-its show the history of life as a military wife. There are quotes and letters from the wives...there are also quite a few photographs included that chronicle the military way of life...all in all, it is an entertaining and historically interesting book!!!
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My sister is a retired military wife of 30+ years. I bought this book as a gift for her. She loved it!
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This gathering of recipes, stories and vintage photos considers the history and unique contributions of the wives of America's military families, using a menu format for chapters pairing stories and recipes from different eras of history. From international foods families learned to enjoy around the world to military wives' experiences, THE MILITARY WIVES' COOKBOOK includes everything from Red Velvet Cake to Green Beans with Corn on the Cob, and is a fine basic blend of history and cookbook for any military library and many a public library lending collection.
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Military Wives'Cookbook combines recipes used by military wives over time with a fascinating history of remrkable wives of military officers who chose to follow their men as they were sent into battle in several wars. They were first referred to as "camp followers" and were completely without official sanction or support. To this day military wives serve their country without pay in stations all over the world.
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This is one of my favorite cookbooks. I'm so glad I bought it. Its full of history from the start of the military to current day, with recipes dating way back. I've made a few things from this cookbook, and it was amazing. I highly recommend this book to other military wives' to share with their families and friends. Great book!
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I haven't tried any of the recipes yet but I love the book as a book. The pictures, history lesson and background info are really interesting and I like it a lot. The recipes have a good variety and I'm sure I will make something from the book soon.
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