Friday, November 14, 2008

Almanzo and Fried Apples n' Onions

I found this neat food blog called the Gourmanderie, which spoke of Farmer Boy and the tremendous amount of food that the Wilder children ate...especially young Almanzo. It also provided a link to a recipe for Almanzo's favorite food: fried apples n' onions.

What I thought was so interesting is that this blogger mentions that Laura Ingalls Wilder describes food the most in Farmer Boy and contributes that to Laura living through periods of near starvation growing up. Barbara Walker, the author of The Little House Cookbook, made a similar comment on Dean Butler's new documentary, Almanzo Wilder: Life Before Laura.

Here's a link to the entire article if you're interested.


Schatzi said...

Thanks for the link! You know, I've actually never seen the show, but I've read the books a couple times a year, every year, since third grade. It's nice to come across other enthusiasts!

I think it's a pretty common analysis of Farmer Boy, from what I've read. There's a few good books I've read recently, that I added at the end of that article.

Cheryl said...

It sometimes surprises me how many people haven't seen the show, but then I run into those who refuse to watch it because it strays too far from the books for them.

Thanks for stopping by.