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From the early 1960s to the present you'll find recipes memories essays from Edie Clark longtime columnist for Yankee Magazine


10 thoughts on “Saturday Beans & Sunday Suppers - Kitchen Stories From Mary's Farm

  1. says:

    Nice read about the central place that cooking has in the author's life as she pursues an off the beaten track life in New England from her childhood in the 1960s until the early 2000s along with a collection of promising recipes eg beans and beef stew


  2. says:

    Great essays on life cooking and many recipes are included


  3. says:

    What a delightful book I enjoyed each and every chapter My dear friend Nan gave me this book several years ago and I decided to give it a try starting on the day before Thanksgiving It was the perfect sort of book to read during the busy holiday season and I read one or two chapters each night Each chapter includes a recipe and I marked all but one or two to tryOn food and memory When I sat down to write this book I believed I was going to write about some favorite New England foods and include the recipes for each But as the book progressed I realized that food cannot be separated from place and memory family and events from the past In a way then there is no powerful memoir than the food itself a sensory cue strong enough to conjure the past as present the present as past Aromas and touch can bring back the pageant of what came beforeand Food made by our own hands or passed to us from loved ones is without parallel and without guise our lifeblood It is what creates us mind and body and spirit Some food is simply nourishment passed to us through a window of a fast food chain and eaten from our laps as we navigate traffic This is hardly food only fuel and even that is uestionable nourishment Food created by us and for us is our substance the essence of love and reminiscenceFinal ThoughtsI knew nothing about Edie Clark before reading this culinary delight and now I'm curious about The Place He Made her memoir about her husband's death from cancer as well as The View from Mary's Farm an earlier collection of her essays She has that writing style of familiarity reminding me of a cozy afternoon spent with a good friend sharing a cup of hot tea and meaningful conversation Highly recommend


  4. says:

    I loved reading these essays by Edie Clark who wrote a column in Yankee magazine for years Picked it up while on vacation this month in The Trading Post in Kittery MEClark draws the reader into every one of them relating her experiences to a larger community I won't ever live in woods in New Hampshire far from any city and certainly don't anticipate ever cooking on an antiue old woodstove but I enjoyed reading about how she and her first husband and then later she and her 2nd husband Paul the lover of her life not only created their perfect kitchen space but also lived the epitome of what today is being touted as the simple life of growing what they ate or if not possible buying local Clearly it fostered community and a personal sense of accomplishment not to mentioned satisfying a myriad of desires in the eat good food areaShe also loves to travel and everywhere she finds awesome food good people and interesting stories A good read the kind I like to pick up when I'm reading over lunch at the kitchen table Finish a whole essay wmeal get into the next one easily enough even if no time to read again for daysOh and the book has several post it tabs sticking up from its pages recipes to photocopy before Saturday Beans Sunday Suppers gets passed on to some other lucky reader Indian Pudding recipe looks good


  5. says:

    A magical tour down the last 5 American decades via Clark's rambunctious and heart warming autobiographical vignettes With the food that went with them Insight and poetry abound plus some great recipes


  6. says:

    A wonderful incorporation of events food and memories in a small New Hampshire town I loved reading the recipes and stories surrounding them