At Home On The Range
While unpacking boxes of old family books, Elizabeth Gilbert rediscovered a dusty, yellowed hardcover called At Home on the Range, originally written by her great-grandmother, Margaret Yardley Potter.
Having only been peripherally aware of the volume, Gilbert dug in with curiosity, soon finding that she had stumbled upon a book far ahead of its time. Part scholar and part crusader for a more open food conversation, Potter espoused the importance of farmer’s markets and "ethnic" food (Italian, Jewish, and German), derided preservatives and culinary shortcuts, and celebrated a devotion to epicurean adventures.
Reading this practical and humorous cookbook, it’s not hard to see that Gilbert inherited her great-grandmother’s love of food as well as her warm, infectious prose.
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