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At home on the range [electronic resource]. Margaret Yardley Potter.

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  • ISBN: 9781938073113 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2012.

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Summary, etc.: Recently, while moving into a new house, Elizabeth Gilbert unpacked some boxes of family books that had been sitting in her mother's attic for decades. Among the old, dusty hardcovers was a book called At Home on the Range (or, How To Make Friends with Your Stove) by Gilbert's 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. In her workaday cookbook, 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 seeking out new epicurean adventures. Potter takes car trips out to Pennsylvania Dutch country to eat pickled pork products, and during World War II she cajoles local poultry farmers into saving buckets of coxcombs for her so she can try to cook them in the French manner. She takes trips to the...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : McSweeney's, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2177 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1167 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Cooking & Food.
Genre: Electronic books.

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