A Slice of History & A Piece of Pie: Recipes and Remembrance
Author - Nancy Pickering Thomas
The Friends Press is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of an exciting, new book, A Slice of History & A Piece of Pie: Recipes and Remembrance—A Cookbook of Vintage Favorites from Early Estes Park. This fascinating book – part history, part cookbook – is the result of years of research, interviews and correspondence with families and individuals whose roots go back to Estes Park’s earlier days. It successfully brings together some of the most-loved recipes of those who have made the Estes valley their home and the histories of those families as well as restaurants and lodges.
Illustrated with many historical photographs and postcards, the book begins with an intriguing discussion of the challenges faced by cooks in pioneer kitchens as they attempted to provide three meals a day with limited ingredients, few utensils, wood- or coal-burning stoves, and water hauled from a nearby stream. It explores recipe ingredients, cooking techniques, and advances in acquiring, preserving, and preparing foods in the Estes valley.
In the book’s preface, Estes Park Historian Laureate Jim Pickering calls A Slice of History & A Piece of Pie “a culinary delight.” But more than that, he states, it is “an invaluable and most interesting social history of the Estes region…a book destined to become a classic.” Published by the Estes Park Museum Friends Press