A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told Through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2003 - Cooking - 412 pages
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"We find native women who pried nourishment from the wildnerness, slave women who sold biscuits to buy their children's freedom, colonial settlers who prevented starvation, and immigrant wives who cooked foods in new homes to fortify their families' souls. From church bake sales and Betty Crocker to today's time-pressed microwaving moms, this book is a celebration of women's lives, homes, and communities. Over fifty recipes, from Federal Pancakes to Sweet Potato Pie and Gypsy Soup, are beautifully presented with over one hundred images from artists, photographers, and rare archival sources."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Why, oh why didn’t she arrange the book chronologically? I feel like we were just revisiting the same eras again and again. Just as we would move into the 1950s, a reference to the civil war would pop up again. Why? Read full review

Contents

I
ix
II
xxiii
III
3
IV
37
V
69
VI
99
VII
135
VIII
169
XII
237
XIII
277
XIV
313
XV
355
XVI
379
XVII
383
XVIII
387
XIX
391

IX
170
X
201

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About the author (2003)

Laura Schenone is the author of the James Beard Award-winning book A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove. She writes for Saveur, New Jersey Monthly, and other magazines. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey

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