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Book Title: A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told Through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances|
Date of issue: 2003
ISBN 13: 9780393016710
The author of the book: Laura Schenone
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 415 KB
Edition: W. W. Norton & Company
Read full description of the books A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told Through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances:This book has been on my TBR list ever since I saw the review in Booklist. I love reading about food & cooking and the title of this work really interested me. Unfortunately, the book does not live up to it’s title. The book was fine, but not what I was expecting…a better title would have been 400+ Years Over An American Fire. The book had some interesting stories & recipes, but also contained a number of sweeping generalizations and stereotypes. There were no footnotes and works consulted were listed at the end of the book, by chapter (although during each chapter there was no notation of where from which source the information came). I guess I was expecting something more scholarly.
Read information about the authorWhat can I tell you about me? I was born and raised in New Jersey. My dad worked in the family plumbing business, and my mom took claims at the local unemployment office, then worked her way up in corporate America. The Sisters of Charity educated me, and some were in fact charitable. At home I had two younger sisters and two Doberman Pincers, beloved sweet girls, all.
I decided to become a writer when I was twelve. A poet, I thought, or perhaps a novelist, or journalist. I wasn’t sure. After college, I freelanced for national and regional magazines and newspapers. I eventually began writing nonfiction books because real life is so unbelievable, and I have a lot of questions.
I am a James Beard Book Award winning book author of three books of nonfiction published by W.W. Norton & Co.
The Dogs of Avalon: The Race To Save Animals in Peril is my latest and I am very happy to have it out in the world. I was known as a food writer. Writing about animals has been a fascinating new journey.
It came about when, perhaps symbolically, I was selling a vintage stove. The woman who came to buy it told me she brought over greyhounds from Ireland who needed homes. We became friends and eventually, she and my husband convinced me to adopt an Irish sight hound named Lily for my animal-loving oldest son.
Through Lily, I met Marion Fitzgibbon in Ireland and many animal rescue people around the world. For the most part, I thought they were out of their minds. And yet, I was fascinated by their passion and sense of justice for those who cannot speak for themselves. The world is radically changing its views of animals. Who were these people who were leading the way?
Kirkus has called The Dogs of Avalon “an engrossing account of greyhounds, their owners, and their champions.” The Bark has said it “merits high praise and appreciation.” Library Journal writes that “Schenone’s lovely prose captivates” and “. . . in Fitzgibbon, readers have a true animal champion.” The book has received blurbs from scientists and writers Marc Bekoff, Greogory Bern, Frans De Waal, Christina Baker Kline, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, and Dale Russakoff.
My first book was A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told Through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances (2003), which won a James Beard award.
I also wrote memoir about my quest to find a long lost family recipe--The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken (2007). The time I spent exploring Genoa and learning from pasta makers there was a joy beyond measure.
I live with my family in New Jersey, where I love to read, grow vegetables in my front yard, walk Lily, and spend time with my family and friends.
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