At Home on the Range

byMargaret Yardley PotterIntroduction byElizabeth Gilbert

May 14, 2013|
At Home on the Range by Margaret Yardley Potter
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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 Gilbertwho 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-selli...
Title:At Home on the RangeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8.25 X 6.13 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.25 X 6.13 X 0.68 inPublished:May 14, 2013Publisher:McSweeney'sLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1938073681

ISBN - 13:9781938073687

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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