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The Quilter's Kitchen (Elm Creek Quilts Novels)


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Anna Del Maso had known that she wanted to be a chef since she was in the seventh grade. "Somehow everything in my life ends up being about food," she realizes, as she begins the latest of her food-themed quilts. Her twin passions have converged in a brand-new position as head chef for Elm Creek Quilts, Waterford, Pennsylvania's popular quilting retreat. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; As she joins the circle of quilters at historic Elm Creek Manor, Anna is eager to preserve the manor's culinary heritage, dating to 1858, while also celebrating the new favorites of their many guests. Yet as Master Quilter Sylvia Bergstrom Compson well knows, the manor's kitchen, last updated in the 1940s, can't create food that compares to the state-of-the-art quilting instruction for which Elm Creek Quilts is renowned. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; A full renovation of the kitchen must be completed by the start of the new camp season. Though the task is daunting, Anna is assured in her belief that "A kitchen is the heart of a home." As she and Sylvia begin to dismantle the old to make way for the new, Sylvia's reminiscences remind them both of just how many of the manor's traditions have involved food and celebrations. Whether the feast is one of the holiday menus prepared and enjoyed by generations of Bergstroms, or one of the Welcome Banquets and Farewell Breakfasts that have become hallmarks of Elm Creek Quilt Camp, there is a story for every recipe, and a recipe for every story. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;iandgt;The Quilter's Kitchenandlt;/iandgt; follows Anna's flavorful explorations of the kitchens of Elm Creek Manor, past and present. As she records beloved recipes and creates original dishes seasoned with love, she discovers anew how the gifts of the table gather friends and family ever closer.


Continuing in the tradition of Chiaverini's bestselling holiday offerings, "The Christmas Quilt" and "The New Year's Quilt," this work tells the story of how Chef Anna, one of the newest members of the circle of quilters, comes to write the official cookbook for Elm Creek Quilts.

About the Author

 Jennifer Chiaverini is the author of seventeen Elm Creek Quilts novels, as well as four collections of quilt projects inspired by the series, and is the designer of the Elm Creek Quilts fabric lines from Red Rooster Fabrics. She lives with her husband and two sons in Madison, Wisconsin.

Table of Contents

Chapter One Welcome Banquet

Chapter Two Quilting Bee

Chapter Three National Quilting Day

Chapter Four Picnic on the Veranda

Chapter Five Potluck Pals

Chapter Six Harvest Dance

Chapter Seven Thanksgiving

Chapter Eight Christmas

Chapter Nine Happy New Year

Chapter Ten Farewell Breakfast

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MARQUE, October 21, 2009 (view all comments by MARQUE)
If youn have followed the Elm Creek Quilters stories you will enjoy seeing the recipes for some of the yummy treats described in the novels. With only the new chef and the owner in this short volume you are treated to stories of the families history. What more will be unearthed from the old kitchens cupboards? Will Anna be able to do justice to Sylvia's family recipes? Or will the kitchen remodel delay thanksgiving this year? Enjoy the story, treat your family and friends to some delightful treats, but don't pass this story by!
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Product Details

Chiaverini, Jennifer
Simon & Schuster
General Fiction
Domestic fiction
Literature-A to Z
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Elm Creek Quilts Novel
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2-color throughout
7 x 5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Continuing in the tradition of Chiaverini's bestselling holiday offerings, "The Christmas Quilt" and "The New Year's Quilt," this work tells the story of how Chef Anna, one of the newest members of the circle of quilters, comes to write the official cookbook for Elm Creek Quilts.
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