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The Pfeiffer Kitchen
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The Pfeiffer Kitchen is a collection of recipes from homesteads where the Pfeiffer family has lived: Germany, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, South Florida, and Virginia. Dale and Dee included recipes from... More > friends, special events, and places where they have visited. The Pfeiffer surname is ancient with Celtic roots in Bavaria (Austria and southern Germany) and Switzerland. The Pfeiffer surname is either derived from the German word for pepper (pfeffer) as in “Pfeffernüsse,” pronounced with a hard “F” or the German word for a piper (pfeifer) as in “The Pied Piper” pronounced with a hard “P.” Because of the “ei” spelling, the piper root seems most accurate. Our Pfeiffer family branch is from Rotensol, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany with pedigree dating to 1604 AD. We have even earlier noble roots in Austria and Switzerland with the same spelling. All proceeds from cookbook sales help with medical costs for two of Dale and Dee’s grandchildren who have juvenile diabetes.< Less
The Story of Ida Pfeiffer: And Her Travels In Many Lands
Ida Laura Pfeiffer (1797-Vienna), was an Austrian traveler and travel book author. She was one of the first female explorers, whose popular books were translated into seven languages. She was a... More > member of geographical societies of both Berlin and Paris, but not of Royal Geographical Society in London due to her sex.
She was only in her tenth year, however, when he died; and she then passed naturally enough under the maternal control. Between her own inclinations and her mother's ideas of maidenly culture a great contest immediately arose. Her mother could not understand why her daughter should prefer the violin to the piano, and the masculine trousers to the feminine petticoat. In fact, she did not understand Ida, and it may be assumed that Ida did not understand her.
Cannot imagine the bravery and endurance of this woman. No money, no internet, and well past middle age when she even began her travels. Ida Pfeiffer was pretty amazing.< Less
A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy
A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy by Ida Pfeiffer.
In 1842 she traveled along the Danube river to the Black Sea and Istanbul. From there she continued to Palestine and Egypt before... More > returning home via Italy. She published an account of her journey in Reise einer Wienerin in das Heilige Land (“A Vienna woman's trip to the Holy Land,” 2 vols., Vienna, 1843); money earned from this publication allowed her to pursue more extended explorations in the future.
For two centuries the princes and nations of the West were accustomed to wander towards the land of the morning. In vain was the noblest blood poured forth in streams in the effort to wrest the country of our heavenly Teacher from the grasp of the infidel; and though the Christian Europe of the present day forbears to renew a struggle which, considering the strength that has been gradually increasing for the last six hundred years.< Less
Visit to Iceland and the Scandinavian North
Visit to Iceland and the Scandinavian North by Ida Pfeiffer.
In 1845 she set out to Scandinavia and Iceland, describing her tour in two volumes, Reise nach dem skandinavischen Norden und der Insel... More > Island (“Trip to the Scandinavian North and the island of Iceland,” Pest, 1846; English translation: Journey to Iceland, Sweden, and Norway, London, 1852).
“Another journey—a journey, moreover, in regions which every one would rather avoid than seek. This woman only undertakes these journeys to attract attention.”
“The first journey, for a woman alone, was certainly rather a bold proceeding. Yet in that instance she might still have been excused. Religious motives may perhaps have actuated her; and when this is the case, people often go through incredible things. At present, however, we can see no just reason which could excuse an undertaking of this description.”
Thus, and perhaps more harshly still, will the majority judge me. And yet they will do me a grievous wrong.< Less
A Woman's Journey Round the World: From Vienna to Brazil, Chili, Tahiti, China, Hindostan, Persia, and Asia Minor
A Woman's Journey Round the World: From Vienna to Brazil, Chili, Tahiti, China, Hindostan, Persia, and Asia Minor by Ida Pfeiffer.
In 1846 she started on a journey round the... More > world, visiting Brazil, Chile and other countries of South America, Tahiti, China, India, Persia, Asia Minor and Greece, and reaching home in 1848. The results were published in Eine Frau fährt um die Welt (3 vols., Vienna, 1850; English translation: A Woman's Journey round the World, London, 1854).
I have been called, in many of the public journals, a “professed tourist;” but I am sorry to say that I have no title to the appellation in its usual sense. On the one hand I possess too little wit and humour to render my writings amusing; and, on the other, too little knowledge to judge rightly of what I have gone through. The only gift to which I can lay claim is that of narrating in a simple manner the different scenes in which I have played a part...< Less
Visit to Iceland
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The Coolest Cookies on the Planet
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You don’t need to be a highly-trained expert to turn a simple cookie into a beautiful, whimsical, unforgettable edible work of art. What you do need, says Mari Pfeiffer, the genius behind... More > mischief mari cookies, is a grand imagination, a sense of humor and a few good recipes. Featuring vibrant and highly unusual photography by Aasulv Austad, Pfeiffer starts with the stories that inspired some of her most famous designs including her Jane Austen Teapot and her Obama Hope cookie. In the second half of the book, Pfeiffer gives icing and cookie recipes and a set of detailed tutorials that will inspire even novices to try their hand at baking and decorating their own little works of yummy art. Although the coolest cookies on the planet is about decorated cookies, this heartwarming little gem is really about friends and family and what binds us together. Mischief Mari Cookies have appeared in The New York Times and popular design and cooking blogs in the U.S. and France. For more info, visit mischiefmaricookies.com< Less
A Woman's Journey Around the World 1846
Ida Laura Pfeiffer (October 14, 1797 in Vienna - October 27, 1858 Vienna), was an Austrian traveller and travel book author. She was one of the first female explorers, often travelling on very... More > limited funds and in very dangerous terrorities.In 1846 she started on a journey round the world, visiting Brazil, Chile and other countries of South America, Tahiti, China, India, Persia, Asia Minor and Greece, and reaching home in 1848. The results were published in this book A Woman's Journey Around the World, 1850.
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It's 1953 in Havana, and tourists are flocking to nightclubs and resorts to experience rum-fueled abandon like no where else, unaware of the nearby dangers Castro, the mob, and local criminals have... More > created. See what happens in this fast-moving novella when a Naval officer goes missing, and American man-on-the-make, calling himself Paco, takes on the adventure of his life. It's kill or be killed and it's all up to him. The story is fictional, however it is based on real events, and provides the full picture of Cuba in the 1950's, depicting tourism, crime, and the heart-wrenching things Castro was beginning to do to the Cuban people.< Less