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A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove

Winner of the 2004 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Food and Reference Writing



The Lost Ravioli Recipes of HobokenThe Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken
90 illustrations.
Paperback: October 2008
ISBN-13: 9780393334234
Hardcover: November 2007
ISBN-10: 0393061469;    ISBN-13: 978-0393061468
Published by W.W. Norton & Company

Can a recipe change your life?

Award-winning author Laura Schenone goes on an quest to retrieve a long-lost family recipe, traveling from New Jersey's gritty industrial wastelands and the fast-paced disposable culture of its suburbs to the dramatically beautiful coast of Liguria -- with its pesto, smoked chestnuts, torte, and -- most beloved of all -- ravioli, the food of celebration and happiness. Along the way, she gives us the comedies and heartbreaks of family life, a story of love and loss, and the mysteries of pasta, rolled into a perfect circle of gossamer dough.
A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove
November 20, 2004
ISBN-10: 0393326276
ISBN-13: 978-0393326277
Published by W. W. Norton & Company

A History of American Women Told through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances

A stunningly illustrated book that celebrates the power of food throughout American history and in women's lives. 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, from prehistory to the present day. In the process, we find new appreciation for this most fundamental aspect of women's work -- an epic tale of beauty, oppression, drudgery, and magic. A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove reveals the culinary creativity that connects us all.

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 fortify their families' souls.

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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