A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told through Food, Recipes, and Remembrancesby Laura Schenone
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,
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.
- Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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Meet the Author
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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I'm only 40 pages into this book, and I'm so impressed I wish I'd authored it myself! This book is beautiful to look at, absorbing to read and renews the average woman's confidence in the power of the role of providing everyday sustenance to a family or simply for herself. The book's info and insights also make me realize how 'stretched' I am, as a contemporary woman...With a full-time job, a husband with a chronic illness and as someone who is interested in food and foodways. I'm torn among so many priorities and necessities that I often feel I don't fulfill any of my 'jobs' very well...that I'm a jack of all trades and master of none. This book inspires me to dedicate myself to being a more passionate food appreciator and preparer, a greater respecter of the earth -- and someone prouder of her ability to do the many things life demands. Fascinating reading for anyone interested in women's history, food and cooking and American history.
Food history of women in America. This was a massive project that has not been done before. Schenone did an excellent job, complete with historical photos, and was even recognized by the James Beard Foundation where this book won for the best book in Writing and Reference in 2004. If you enjoy history and food, this is an excellent book.