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At Home on the Range

by Margaret Yardley Potter

Other authors: Elizabeth Gilbert (Introduction)

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Perhaps the best book on successful strategies for entertaining I've ever read. Many seem not to like it because the recipes are provided in paragraph form, but they are easily followed. In any event, the value of the book, in my opinion, is that it encourages the host to think strategically about what matters in feeding and entertaining guests, not in terms of lists of ingredients. The tone is bright and breezy, altogether a delightful read. ( )
  BasilBlue | Aug 28, 2012 |
Apparently a 'one-book wonder', this author has given not just cooking tips, but also entertaining and parenting, housekeeping and other helps. Dust jacket lists her other many accomplishments.
  cookebooks | Feb 3, 2008 |
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"While unpacking boxes of old family books recently, Elizabeth Gilbert rediscovered a dusty, yellowed hardcover called At Home on the Range, originally written by her great-grandmother, Margaret Yardley Potter. Having only been peripherally aware of the volume, Gilbert dug in with some curiosity, and soon found that she had stumbled upon a book far ahead of its time. Part scholar and part crusader for a more open food conversation, Potter espoused the importance of farmer's markets and ethnic food (Italian, Jewish, and German), derided preservatives and culinary shortcuts, and generally celebrated a devotion to epicurean adventures. Reading this practical and humorous cookbook, it's not hard to see that Gilbert inherited her great-grandmother's love of food and her warm, infectious prose."--P. [4] of cover.… (more)

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