Why doesn't everyone include food traditions in their family history? That question got my attention right away. In my world, most events revolve around food. And not just family events either! Trips are remembered for restaurants and local dishes first - then sights later. Gena uses this book to provide a social history reference helping genealogists trace their female ancestors and she does this beautifully. Not only that, you can use the tips and resources provided in this book to help add life to your ancestors. Social history doesn't get the attention it deserves, but Gena puts it front and center in this book. It is a delicious (literally) read and one full of great ideas. I have the NOOK edition which resides in the reference collection permanently installed on my iPad.