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     “Patriot Eats!” is a vivid and dynamic new presentation of a truly important piece of American culinary history. It’s a cookbook - the very first published in the new United States - that contains the food wisdom and recipes that fueled a revolution. Originally written by Amelia Simmons, “an American orphan”, and published shortly after the end of the Revolutionary War, the book covers everything from hearty meat dishes to elegantly simple desserts that everyday colonists lived by. This is the real food that fed the new nation.

     It is the traditional know-how, stored in “Patriot Eats!”, that makes it important. With today’s ever-growing emphasis on eating healthy, “real” food, prepared simply and nutritiously, here is a collection of recipes and practices that embody just that. Written by a cook who, by our standards, had only crude kitchen accommodations to work with, she could create multiple meals, every day, for a large, hard-working family, using local produce and meat, without refrigeration, running water, or microwave ovens. It’s pretty amazing, and amazingly, pretty simple. If the food motto of our times is, as Micheal Pollan put it, “Don’t eat anything your grandmother wouldn’t recognize.” then “Patriot Eats,” should be the basis for everyone’s diets - simple, natural, tasty food that your grandmother’s great-great-grandmother would recognize!

     What we did to create “Patriot Eats!” was craft a completely new book out of the old one. We wanted something that was thoroughly up-to-date in appearance, and that would make the old receipts easier to use. So, for this special digital edition we crafted a fun and simple layout that would take advantage of the interactive tools offered up by the iPad, while not getting in the way. Just give yourself a little license for experimentation and you will create your own dishes that are historic! Just have fun.

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The Story

     On a sultry August day in the summer of 1836, a young boy from the countryside of Bordeaux is abandoned to his fate on the streets of Paris, by his unscrupulous cousin. Far from being the “City of Light,” for the poor and the homeless the city can be a dark and dangerous place. For 11-year old Lucien Lehun this is his new home.

     After the death of Lucien’s well-to-do uncle, his cousin takes control of the family estate and decides to rid himself of his new ward, and steal the inheritance left to Lucien. It is this selfish ambition that lands Lucien – frightened, penniless, and alone – on the streets of Paris with only his treasured copy of “Robinson Crusoe” to call his own. 

     As Lucien struggles to survive, it is the lessons learned from his uncle, and the constant companionship of a very special dog that prove more valuable than money. The little dog and the boy become an inseparable team, caring for each other through good times and bad, like Crusoe and Man-Friday, in Lucien’s favorite book. By staying true to the values of generosity, charity and optimism, instilled in him by his beloved uncle, they not only survive, but, thrive against all odds.

The Authors

     Based on an unfinished work by Mary Nelson Carter, author of “Phases of Life Where the Galax Grows,” and, adapted and expanded by Perry Vayo, the timeless lessons of A Fox in Paris, are as important, for readers of any age, now, as they were more than a century ago. With generosity, selflessness, and personal honor in dwindling supply these days, this story is a warm-hearted, captivating, and elegantly written reminder of their eternal value. It’s a story we can all take to heart.

Bonus Feature: Explore Modern Day Paris in 3-D

     Updated to take advantage of the new and growing eBook format, the book has been enhanced with well-integrated interactivity to make it not only a better bed-time story, but also a opportunity to begin learning about the Paris of today, while reading about the Paris of yesterday. Taking advantage of web-based 3-D mapping technology, the reader can actually “see” where the story is occurring and explore the city in a way never before possible.

Buy It Now!

     A Fox in Paris is truly a unique and ground-breaking interactive reading experience. It represents the first real example at what Infonouveau is striving to accomplish in this new medium of electronic books. We are confident that readers, both young and old, will enjoy our new take on this wonderful “new” bed-time story.


     In recognition of the recent 150th anniversary of the start of the U.S. Civil War, INFONOUVEAU™ has created a new edition of North Carolina Sketches: Phases of Life Where the Galax Grows. Written by Mary Nelson Carter, and originally published in 1900 as part of a series about the old south, the updated “Phases of Life Where the Galax Grows” presents a unique picture of the war years, as remembered by the residents of the mountains around Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

     Part oral history, part romance novel, part social commentary, the book is an engaging and enlightening collection of first-person accounts of the daily lives of the people living amongst the hills and hollows near the author’s home in Blowing Rock. Describing life in that area, from the Civil War to the closing of the 19th century, the book is a unique historical record of the personal toll of the war on the folks back home, and a window into the culture of Appalachia that existed at that time, and the central role played by women.

About the Author

     Mary Nelson Carter was not always a “southern writer” as advertised by her original publisher. She was a Northerner from a family of New England Yankees. The daughter of a well-heeled merchant captain from Nantucket and an Irish mother, the family lived in New York City, and later Fairfield, Connecticut. Their historic pre-Revolution home is one of the few buildings in Fairfield to survive the war, and is still standing today.

     In 1863 she married a New Yorker, Charles Carter, at All Saint’s Church, in New York City. He had served as a doctor in the union army, and they were married while the Civil war still raged. After the war they relocated to the Philadelphia area where Charles began a medical practice. It was from there that their life-long love of the mountains of North Carolina began. After making several extended trips to that area, they fell in love with the people and the culture of the mountains around Blowing Rock. Finally, due to an epidemic that hit the area in the 1880s they decided that his skills as a physician were needed by the folks of Blowing Rock, more than by the people of Philadelphia, so, Blowing Rock became their new home. Mary died there in 1908, ten years after her husband.

     Mary Carter and her husband are both remembered in Blowing Rock for their contributions to the community. In Mary’s case it was her long work fighting illiteracy in the region, and the establishment of a free library, in a building they built right on the lawn beside their house, that secured her place in the town’s history. Her “Lend-A-Hand Library" which she started, working with Reverend William Savage, the Episcopal minister in Blowing Rock, slowly grew over the years, until, in 1928, long after her death, it became the Blowing Rock Community and School Library.

     Her only known work to date, North Carolina Sketches: Phases of Life Where the Galax Grows was published in 1900. It was originally released a part of a three-part series of books about local cultures of the south. It will be joined, later in 2012, by a new, previously unknown work by the author. This children's story, set in post-revolution Paris, was not completed at the time of Mrs. Carter's death, and will be presented by Infonouveau™ for the first time. The story has been faithfully completed, edited, and enhanced by her great, great grandson, Perry G. Vayo.



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