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, Oct 31, 2004 - Cooking - 448 pages
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Filled with classic recipes and inspirational stories, A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove will make you think twice about the food on your plate. Here is the first book to recount how American women have gathered, cooked, and prepared food for lovers, strangers, and family throughout the ages. We find native women who pried nourishment from the wilderness, mothers who sold biscuits to buy their children's freedom, immigrant wives who cooked old foods in new homes to provide comfort. From church bake sales to microwaving moms, this book is a celebration of women's lives, homes, and communities. Over fifty recipes, from Federal Pancakes to Sweet Potato Pie, are beautifully presented along with over one hundred images from artists, photographers, and rare sources. A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove is the shared history of all American women and the perfect gift for anyone who ever put food on the table.

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Don’t let the size and depth of the “A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances” overwhelm you and keep you from reading this ... Read full review

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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


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Laura Schenone is the author of The Dogs of Avalon, the James Beard Award-winning A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove and The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken. She writes for Saveur, New Jersey Monthly, and other magazines. She lives in New Jersey with her family and dog Lily.

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