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A Prairie Kitchen

A Prairie Kitchen

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Recipes, Poems and Colorful Stories from the Prairie Farmer Magazine, 1841-1900

Compiled by Rae Katherine Eighmey

Minnesota Historical Society Press (January 1, 2007)

In this guide are treasured family recipes and helpful hints on cooking the way your grandmother's mother taught her.


Prairie homes of the 1800s were often lonely places far from friends and neighbors. Farm families—anchored by strong women—became legendary for their hardy self-reliance and no-nonsense wisdom. The Prairie Farmer magazine was sometimes a woman’s only resource for advice and ideas on how to make do. In this fascinating collection—drawn from the Prairie Farmer from 1841 to 1900—are dozens of recipes for such down-home dishes as Green Corn Soup, Smothered Chicken, and Providence Cake, interspersed with tips and colorful stories submitted by the magazine’s loyal readers.

  • 178 pages
  • 7 x 10 inches
  • ISBN: 9780972055208

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