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At Grandmother's table : women write about food, life, and the enduring bond between grandmothers and granddaughters
Berkeley, Ellen Perry.
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, MN : Fairview Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
xxi, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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TX715 .A855 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
TX715 .A855 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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This is more than a cookbook, it also contains the touching life stories of 68 grandmothers, along with their favorite recipes for family foods. Photos.

Table of Contents

Ellen Perry BerkeleyJane JacobsNancy Means WrightHilda McDonnell FarrellJane Berry MarcellusTeresa R. AmusoAdriana Millenaar BrownMary Hard BortSally S. FinnRuth FerberCB FollettElizabeth Linder DaGueEllen Perry BerkeleyMary Ann HorensteinLilla M. WaltchDianne S. Lodge-PetersFlorence LaddD.H. MelhemFrances Ferguson ButtenheimHannelore HahnGail Moses RiceHuguette Vitu PeckMaureen Teresa McCarthyMarilyn GustinClaire L. SteigerCynthia Sterling RussellSusan W. RushmoreRuth Ann MyersLea Bertani Vozar NewmanErika Kreis OlmstedKaren PhelpsTakayo NodaMicaela Nechkin WoodbridgeNoel Candice HornBarbara Marie GravineseH.H. PriceNora Richter GreerKathleen LaPlanteSheila deShieldsJoan LedermanLydia L. EnglishDonna Lee Bowen McDanielDianalee VelieKatherine Komninos WilderPaula E. Kautz-LaPorteAdele Chatfield-TaylorEm TurnerColleen J. MillerStella EhrichKatherine Quimby JohnsonKeri PickettJoanne Chow WinshipM. Katherine LaytonJeannetta P. HollimanDorri OldsChristine May RobleeSharon Lloyd SpenceT.J. BanksAlba De LeonDeborah Lomanno DoengesNancy Price GraffSuzanne Duffield KingsburyTanya Thomas RybarczykJanis HasheCarolina Guerra KilbournKathy HippleRhoda Jane BarrettAndrea Kathleen OrrillKim Bielmann
Recipesp. xv
Prefacep. xix
The 1840s
Reading, Writing, and Love-Applesp. 1
Grandmother's Fried Tomatoes with Gravyp. 4
The 1850s
Jemima's Secret Lifep. 5
Jemima's Oatcakesp. 8
Jemima's Steak and Kidney Piep. 9
A Forbidding Formalityp. 10
Grandma's Rock Cakesp. 13
The 1860s
The Lost Storiesp. 14
Grandmother Berry's Apple Floatp. 17
The Zen Masterp. 18
Grandmother's Biscottip. 21
Never Shall I Forget Her Calm Eyesp. 22
Lenchen's Potato Cakesp. 25
Another Way to Touchp. 26
Grandma's Thousand Island Picklesp. 29
Grandma's Doughnutsp. 30
Seeingp. 31
Nana's English Fruitcakep. 34
The 1870s
Southern Comfortp. 36
Grandma Emily's Indian Chicken Curryp. 38
From Horse Power to Nuclear Powerp. 39
Grammy's Ladyfingersp. 43
Margaret Mitchell and Black-Eyed Peasp. 44
Gran's Blackberry Spice Cake with Burnt Caramel Icingp. 47
Lost Lovesp. 48
Grandma Fish's Borschtp. 52
Grandma Fish's Caramel Custardp. 53
Fellow Conspiratorsp. 54
Gran's Mushroom and Barley Soupp. 56
The Survivorsp. 57
Grandma's Mon (Poppy Seed) Cookiesp. 60
A "Proper" Teap. 61
Nana's Kern (Currant) Teacakesp. 64
She Walked in Silencep. 65
Mama Willis's Pecan Piep. 69
Two Womenp. 70
Grandma's Lentil-Spinach-Macaroni Soup (Adas B'Hamod)p. 75
A Shared Sensualityp. 76
MuJu's Yellow Cat (Popover with Bourbon Hard Sauce)p. 79
The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggp. 80
Oma Julchen's Chocolate Moussep. 84
The Warp and Woof of Our Livesp. 85
Grammy Stuart's Holiday Puddingp. 88
The 1880s
The Big Heart of Little Grandmap. 89
Little Grandma's Leek Soupp. 91
Little Grandma's Scalloped Potatoes (Gratin Dauphinois)p. 92
Grand Voyagerp. 93
Grandma's Applesauce Molasses Dropsp. 95
A Quilted Insightp. 96
Gran'ma's Persimmon Puddingp. 98
A Treasure for Pickingp. 99
Seese's Sand Quarry Raspberry Jamp. 103
I've Never Stopped Looking Upp. 104
Granny's "Indian Pudding"p. 107
In Holy Silencep. 108
Grandmother Rushmore's Wednesday Casserolep. 110
The Penny Jarp. 111
Lottie's Mincemeat Cookiesp. 114
Hearth and Heartp. 115
Nonna Vera's Spinach Frittatap. 117
A Woman in Her Own Rightp. 118
Oma's Red Cabbagep. 121
When Grandma Got the Gigglesp. 122
Grandma's Pussy Feetp. 125
Grandma's Almond Half-Moon Cookiesp. 126
Grandma's Finnish Pancakesp. 126
Forever and Everp. 127
Grandmother's Pork Tenderloin with Ginger and Soy Saucep. 130
The Pocket Girlp. 131
Babi's Deep-Fried Lamb Pockets (Tcheburiki)p. 134
A Legacy Found in Lettersp. 135
Mary's Bean Soupp. 137
Notes from Underfootp. 138
Grandma's Frittata with Parsley and Cheesep. 141
Grandma's Baked Haddock with Tomatop. 142
Making Dop. 143
Gramma's Rag-a-Muffinsp. 146
The 1890s
Stretching Exercisesp. 147
Grandma Rendler's Apple Strudelp. 150
My Guiding Lightp. 152
Grandma's French Pancakes (Crepes)p. 155
Sunset Talesp. 156
Granny's Cinnamon Dough Stripsp. 158
The Darkness Behind Herp. 159
Gramma Bella's Sweet and Sour Stuffed Cabbagep. 162
A Very Tall Ladyp. 163
Grandma's Hot "Biscuits"p. 166
A Gift of Gracep. 167
Nana's French Friesp. 170
Strong Hands, Warm Heartp. 171
Babci's Babkasp. 174
The Stranger I Lovedp. 175
Grandmother Komninos's Green Beans Halki Style (Fresca Fasolia me Lathe)p. 177
Grandmother Komninos's Baked Rice Greek Style (Pilaffe tou Fournou)p. 178
Grandmother Komninos's Baked Meatballs (Keftedes sto Fournou)p. 179
Just the Two of Us, Spirits Togetherp. 180
Grandma's Pineapple Upside-Down Cakep. 183
A World Opens Upp. 184
Grandmother's Thursday Night Soupp. 187
The Woman Who Loved Shipsp. 188
Our Family's Bread Salad (Gaspache)p. 193
A Stitch in Timep. 194
My Grandmother's Rice Puddingp. 197
Poetry in a Potp. 198
Eva's Honey-Nut Cookie Squares (Teiglach)p. 200
The Gift of Knowledgep. 202
Grammy Quimby's Potato Chip Cookiesp. 204
It All Comes Out in the Washp. 205
Josie's Ham Hock and Bean Soupp. 209
Behind Her Smilep. 210
Emma's Enchiladasp. 212
My Old Sweetiep. 214
Grandma Layton's Violet Jamp. 216
Mourring Valleyp. 217
Our Family's Hoecakesp. 221
The 1990s
The Charleston Dancerp. 222
Granny's Cinnamon Bunsp. 224
One More Questionp. 225
Gramma's Chicken Soupp. 227
Abbondanzap. 228
Grandma Riello's Spaghetti Saucep. 230
Turning Bitter into Sweetp. 231
Very-Close-to-Esther's Apple Piep. 233
Her Hands Always Warmp. 234
Abuelita Concepcion's Chicken Soupp. 236
My Next-Door Neighborp. 237
Nona's Easter Breadp. 238
Taking Measurep. 239
Grandma McElhattan's Chicken and Noodlesp. 242
The Wildness in Her Hairp. 243
Grandma's Vermouth and Chickenp. 245
Grandma's Ham and Wild Rice (Jambon Laure)p. 246
One True Red Rosep. 247
Dot's Beer Breadp. 250
Grandma's Corn Custardp. 251
Blackberry Summersp. 252
Mildred's Wild Blackberry Tartsp. 254
The 1910s
A Bright Orange Housep. 255
Angelita's Flour Tortillasp. 258
Angelita's Refried Beans (Frijoles)p. 259
Triumph of the Spiritp. 260
Grandma Hipple's Cherry Tortep. 263
Among the Leprechaunsp. 264
Grandma's Leprechaun Saladp. 267
My Resting Placep. 268
Polly Burg's Corn Frittersp. 270
Polly Burg's Chicken and Dumplingsp. 271
Knowing about Your Daysp. 272
Grandma's Pork and Knadelsp. 275
About the Contributorsp. 277
Indexp. 295