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I never really outlined all the new sections on this site. So I figure I’ll give you a little walking tour. Shall we? Do you have good walking shoes on?

Okay, let’s go… on the first stop, we go over the hill and through the woods to… Grandma’s House.

We all love Grandma P. Who doesn’t love Grandma P., raise your hand…?

That’s what I thought.

She’s the ultimate pioneer girl, the book that “Little House on the Prarie” was based on might as well have been her. She’s part of a generation that is lost in my opinion… the kinds of people I’ve tried to capture in my book coming out this fall… it’s why I call them Food Heroes.

They know how to do resourceful things that don’t naturally, or instinctively occur to us. I wish they did, but they don’t. It’s not longer in our DNA. You can call it evolution, I call it sad.

So you’ll see on the right hand side of this site, on many of the pages is a section called “Ask Grandma Pellegrini.”

Ever wonder how to take the skins off of hazelnuts easily for her special bundt cake? She’ll tell you.

Want to know how to make tofu into magical things? She’ll tell you.

Want to know how they used to get their knives sharpened? She’ll tell you.

Want to know what her favorite sweetener of all time is? She grows it in her garden.

Every week here, we’re going to have a Q&A with Grandma P.:

1. You send questions by submitting them in the sidebar.

2. She’ll answer them in a blog post.

Are you ready? It’s going to be fun.




p.s. I’m loving your questions already!


  • Dawn-KitchenTravels
    Posted June 9, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Grandma P is so beautiful! Just found your site for the first time via TasteSpotting. So glad I did. I just ordered Stalking The Wild Asparagus by Euell Gibbons. I've always been a city or suburb girl, still am, but am striving to learn more about foraging – the snails my kids and I collected a couple weeks ago will be cooked this weekend. 😉 I look forward to reading your book when it comes out. Lovely photos on your blog, by the way.

    • Post Author
      Posted June 9, 2010 at 9:32 pm

      Thanks so much Dawn! I'm so glad you're getting into foraging… one of my favorite people in my book is a forager, and we had so much fun going over field and stream together.

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