In Prairie Cooks, Carrie Young has written of her childhood on a farm in western North Dakota "before, during, and after the Dust Bowl" - and throws in related recipes for good measure. I haven't tried the recipes yet (some of them look terrific), but I love some of the family stories and old photos (but, of course, I'm an honorary Norwegian-American since my wedding, and I might possibly have a weakness for Norwegian immigrant stories and recipes). Felicia Young, Carrie Young's daughter, helped compile and test the recipes in this book, and is listed as co-author.
The Prairie Cooks edition I have, from HarperPerennial, ISBN 0060927763, seems to be out of print. But the following edition from the University of Iowa Press is still available new.
Prairie Cooks: Glorified Rice, Three-Day Buns and Other Reminiscences
Carrie Young is also the author of
Nothing to Do but Stay: My Pioneer Mother
The Wedding Dress: Stories from the Dakota Plains
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