A Thousand Years Over A Hot Stove

A Thousand Years Over A Hot Stove

A History of American Women Told Through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances

Book - 2003 | 1st ed.
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of classic recipes and inspirational stories traces the history of food and cooking in America and discusses how the power of food shaped the lives of women.

Norton Pub
A stunningly illustrated book that celebrates the power of food throughout American history and in women's lives. 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. 2-color, 138 illustrations.

Book News
Starting with personal reminiscences, this unusual history traces women's roles relating to cooking from prehistory to the age of the new vegetarian diet and Julia Child. Schenone, a New Jersey-based freelance writer and journalist, includes vintage illustrations, recipes (some of which helped win the West and war), a multidisciplinary bibliography, and resources. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
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. Laura Schenone takes us on a journey - the first one to recount the history of women and food in American from prehistory to the present day. From ancient times to the present, we discover how women - ordinary and famous - have gathered, cooked, and prepared food for lovers, strangers, and family throughout the ages. In the process, Schenone gives new appreciation for this most fundamental aspect of women's work - an epic tale of beauty, oppression, drudgery, and magic. With a compelling voice and captivating visual beauty, A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove reveals the culinary creativity that connects us all.
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.

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, c2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393016710
0393016714
Characteristics: xxxvi, 412 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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