TITLE: A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told Through Food, Recipes and Remembrances
SPEAKER: Laura Schenone
EVENT DATE: 04/20/2005
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 39 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Laura Schenone, author of "A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told Through Food, Recipes and Remembrances," gave a lecture followed by a book-signing. Her book celebrates the power of food throughout American history and in the lives of women. It recounts how American women have gathered, cooked and prepared food for lovers, strangers and family, from prehistory to the present day. The book contains more than 100 images showing women growing, preparing, selling, sharing, serving and enjoying food. More than 300 cookbooks from the Library's general collections were on display, along with recipes shared by Library staff.
Speaker Biography: Laura Schenone, a freelance writer from Montclair, N.J., is the winner of the 2004 James Beard Foundation Award in the category of food and reference writing.