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“Maybe it’s something we dreamed” – Clementine Paddleford

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Prep for a dish of spring peasWelcome to Something We Dreamed – which is something I’ve dreamed up to help me cope with the formless days of unemployment that are fast approaching. But fear not! I have a new SUNY research project about to begin – on women cookbook authors – and there should be plenty of interesting bits and pieces that I can share with you as the work progresses.

Here’s the first:

“Maybe it’s something we dreamed” is a quote from cookbook author Clementine Paddleford taken from the book Hometown Appetites written by Kelly Alexander and Cynthia Harris. I’ve just started reading, and can not put the book down! Paddleford was the food editor of the New York Herald Tribune and a national correspondent for This Week magazine from 1936 until her death in 1967. In 1953, Time magazine awarded her with the title “Best-Known Food Editor” and, according to the book’s authors, Paddleford was “the first person to truly define ‘regional American food’.”

I’ll tell you more about Ms. Paddleford in my next post. Until then, check out the web site for Hometown Appetites:

– Kate


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It’s Salad Day for Weeds:

The Celery Soda Chronicles:


Written by Kate Blood

May 28, 2009 at 4:16 pm

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