Memories of a Farm Kitchen

Overview

Back when children carried lunches in discarded syrup pails and spent winter months huddled near the range, the kitchen was home. In the 1920s and 1930s, most Midwestern farm homes shared the same features: a coffeepot percolating on the stovetop, a large table where the family gathered, and a windup clock on a shelf near the stove. The kitchen was more than a place for delicious meals. It was a place for prayer and healing, for working and relaxing, and most of all, it was a place for family togetherness. Here ...
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Overview

Back when children carried lunches in discarded syrup pails and spent winter months huddled near the range, the kitchen was home. In the 1920s and 1930s, most Midwestern farm homes shared the same features: a coffeepot percolating on the stovetop, a large table where the family gathered, and a windup clock on a shelf near the stove. The kitchen was more than a place for delicious meals. It was a place for prayer and healing, for working and relaxing, and most of all, it was a place for family togetherness. Here Bob Artley captures with his signature drawings such nostalgic images as well as his own childhood memories of growing up on an Iowa farm. Twenty-eight recipes collected by Dorothy Harchanko add a down-home flavor as the last ingredient in this country-kitchen memoir.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589801509
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,380,232
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Artley grew up on his family farm in Hampton, Iowa. After he had become the editorial cartoonist for the Worthington Daily Globe his watercolors and essays of life on the farm evolved into a weekly feature. Since then, his nationally syndicated work has focused on the culture of rural America. He has written and illustrated ten books, including the best-selling Memories of a Former Kid.

Bob Artley grew up on his family farm in Hampton, Iowa. After he had become the editorial cartoonist for the Worthington Daily Globe his watercolors and essays of life on the farm evolved into a weekly feature. Since then, his nationally syndicated work has focused on the culture of rural America. He has written and illustrated ten books, including the best-selling Memories of a Former Kid .

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