Prairie homes of the 1800s were often lonely places far from friends and neighbors. Farm families—anchored by strong women—became legendary for their hardy self-reliance and no-nonsense wisdom. The Prairie Farmer magazine was sometimes a woman's only resource for advice and ideas on how to make do. In this fascinating collection—drawn from the Prairie Farmer from 1841 to 1900—are dozens of recipes for such down-home dishes as Green Corn Soup, Smothered Chicken, and Providence Cake, interspersed with tips and colorful stories submitted by the magazine's loyal readers.
|Publisher:||Minnesota Historical Society Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Rae Katherine Eighmey is the author of Hearts & Home: How Creative Cooks Fed the Soul and Spirit of America's Heartland, 1895-1939 and A Prairie Kitchen: Recipes, Poems and Colorful Stories from the Prairie Farmer Magazine, 1841-1900. She lives with her husband, John, in Ames, Iowa. The Eighmeys have two grown children and two grandsons.