At Home on the Range by Margaret Yardley PotterAt Home on the Range by Margaret Yardley Potter

At Home on the Range

byMargaret Yardley PotterIntroduction byElizabeth Gilbert

Paperback | May 14, 2013

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In time for Mother's Day comes the perfect gift: an heirloom from Elizabeth Gilbert's collection.A cookbook far ahead of its time, Margaret Yardley Potter's At Home on the Range, originally published in 1947, was rediscovered by the author Elizabeth Gilbert-who just so happens to be the author's great-granddaughter. Gilbert's "Gima" was no ordinary housewife: at a time when the American dinner table was hurtling towards homogeny, Potter espoused the importance of farmers' markets and ethnic food (when pizza was considered ethnic), derided preservatives and culinary shortcuts, and lustily celebrated her epicurean adventures. Part scholar, part crusader, and always throwing parties, Potter could not but be a source of Gilbert's own love of food, and her warm, infectious prose.
Margaret Yardley Potter's book is culled from a lifetime of cooking and entertaining in her home, from the 1920s through World War II. In addition to being a cooking columnist for the Wilmington Star, she also painted, sold dresses, assisted in the birth of four grandchildren, and took up swing piano. Elizabeth Gilbert is the best-...
Title:At Home on the RangeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.83 × 0.62 inPublished:May 14, 2013Publisher:McSweeney'sLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1938073681

ISBN - 13:9781938073687

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A reprint of a fabulous 1947 cookbook This book is just a joy! Not only as a cookbook, but just for the author's wonderful way with words and her memorable scenes at home. Even if you don't cook, you could read this cover to cover as a memoir and enjoy it. The author's great-granddaughter came across the original, and had it reprinted. It's old, but still practical, and very economical, given that it was composed when rationing was still practiced and meat was scarce. There are a number of recipes that help stretch the meat, some featuring delicious but less common ingredients such as tripe, as well as a number of hearty vegetable based recipes. I love it. I think it will be my go-to cookbook gift for friends.
Date published: 2018-03-15

Editorial Reviews

?She could have drunk and smoked Elizabeth David, M.F.K. Fisher and probably even Dorothy Parker under the table.? ?The New York Times?A cookbook for modern times and modern cooks, full of sassy jokes and smartly written recipes.? ?Bon Appetit?Delightfully humorous and remarkably insightful.? ?Los Angeles Times