At Home on the Range

At Home on the Range

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ISBN-13: 9781936365890
Publisher: McSweeney's Publishing
Publication date: 04/17/2012
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Margaret Yardley Potter's book is culled from a lifetime of cooking and entertaining in her home, from the 1920s through World War II. In addition to being a cooking columnist for the Wilmington Star, she also painted, sold dresses, assisted in the birth of four grandchildren, and took up swing piano.

Elizabeth Gilbert is the bestselling author of numerous books, including Eat, Pray, Love, now a major motion picture. In 2008, Time magazine named Elizabeth as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Table of Contents

Foreword Elizabeth Gilbert 9

Introduction Margaret Yardley Potter 25

Weekend Guests without a Weakened Hostess 29

A Soupçon on Soups 39

Pot Roast Á La Mode Sentimentale and Other Less Corny Meats 47

"You Don't Eat That? 59

Hard-Shelled Ancestors and Their Finny Friends 75

Greens from the Ground Up 83

It's a Cinch with Sauces 93

Salad Days and Ways for Dressing Them 99

MRS. Rorer's, Grandmother's and My Just Desserts 107

Preserve Yourself in a Jam 127

Support Your Ego with the Staff of Life 137

"Open Your Mouth and Say 'Ah-Ha'" 147

Egg Yourself on in Emergencies 153

Painless Party Giving and Effortless Entertaining 167

Give Your Friends a Break with Breakfasts 189

Less Moaning at the Bar, Please 197

Hot Stuff for the Range Owner 211

Selected Recipes Elizabeth Gilbert 223

Index 245

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At Home on the Range 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a treasure! How many times do we miss the dishes that were our favorites during our youth? The hands that prepared them are gone and too often they never wrote down the "secret formulas" that made them so wonderful. Thank goodness that Elizabeth Gilbert's family has a genetic gift for recording the truly meaningful adventures in their lives! A good lesson for all of us.
Cinderella82 More than 1 year ago
Very interesting reading re. cooking in the "old days."