A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances

A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances

by Laura Schenone


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ISBN-13: 9780393326277
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/17/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 864,842
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Laura Schenone is the author of the James Beard Award–winning A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove and The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken. She lives in New Jersey with her family and dog Lily.

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Thousand Years over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Asperula on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Last book for 2010 and a very nice travel through the role of women in cooking. Some good recipes amidst history. What could be nicer?
WeeziesBooks on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Don¿t let the size and depth of the ¿A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances¿ overwhelm you and keep you from reading this wonderfully written book. This book is an amazing history of how with women at the center of the home families and communities survived and flourished, carried from the early days of the wooly mammoth, through the days of westward movement past early Betty Crocker and dinner in a box, to todays return to green living, to fresh and real food in the preparation of meals. This book makes each era come alive. Not only does this book explain the hardships and challenges of food gathering and preparation as part of our history, but it also gives wonderful glimpses of women's lives during those times. It shows what amazing endurance and commitment that women had (and continue to have) as they prepared the food necessary to sustain and nurture their families and communities throughout the years.There are recipes, stories of families and their struggles, and glimpses of history presented in a way that combines fact and storytelling and will expand your interest in those who have come before us. A wonderful book that can be read cover to cover or used as a resource and savored chapter by chapter. I loved this book and strongly recommend it.
coconutlime on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Why, oh why didn¿t she arrange the book chronologically? I feel like we were just revisiting the same eras again and again. Just as we would move into the 1950s, a reference to the civil war would pop up again. Why?