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A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told… (original 2003; edition 2004)

by Laura Schenone

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Filled with classic recipes and inspirational stories, A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove will make you think twice about the food on your plate. Here is the first book to recount how American women have gathered, cooked, and prepared food for lovers, strangers, and family throughout 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 microwaving moms, this book is a celebration of women's lives, homes, and communities. Over fifty recipes, from Federal Pancakes to Sweet Potato Pie, are beautifully presented along with over one hundred images from artists, photographers, and rare sources. A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove is the shared history of all American women and the perfect gift for anyone who ever put food on the table.… (more)
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Title:A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances
Authors:Laura Schenone
Info:W. W. Norton & Company (2004), Paperback, 448 pages
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A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances by Laura Schenone (2003)

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A history of american women told through food, recipes, and remembrances. Read
  jhawn | Jul 31, 2017 |
I generally like this type of book but just couldn't get into this one. ( )
  auntieknickers | Apr 14, 2013 |
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. ( )
1 vote WeeziesBooks | Mar 25, 2011 |
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? ( )
  Asperula | Dec 31, 2010 |
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? ( )
  coconutlime | May 22, 2008 |
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Filled with classic recipes and inspirational stories, A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove will make you think twice about the food on your plate. Here is the first book to recount how American women have gathered, cooked, and prepared food for lovers, strangers, and family throughout 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 microwaving moms, this book is a celebration of women's lives, homes, and communities. Over fifty recipes, from Federal Pancakes to Sweet Potato Pie, are beautifully presented along with over one hundred images from artists, photographers, and rare sources. A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove is the shared history of all American women and the perfect gift for anyone who ever put food on the table.

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