A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove by Laura Schenone
A History of American Women Told Through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances

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Filled with over 50 classic recipes - from federal pancakes to sweet potato pie - and inspirational stories, this book should make you think twice about the food on your plate. It recounts how American women have gathered, cooked and prepared food for lovers, strangers and family through 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 to microwaving mums, this is a celebrations of women's lives, homes and communities.

About Laura Schenone

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Laura Schenone is the author of the James Beard Award winning book A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove. She writes for Saveur, New Jersey Monthly, and other magazines. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey
Published October 1, 2003 by W. W. Norton & Company. 416 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Cooking. Non-fiction

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As the title implies, in her first book, freelance writer Schenone has attempted to cover more than a millennium in women's history, tossing in historically interesting recipes along the way.

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