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Palfrey Square and Beyond: Generational American & Portuguese Family Recipes by Joyce Gomes McSweeney, Paintings by Terence A. McSweeney

Palfrey Square and Beyond: Generational American & Portuguese Family Recipes

by Joyce Gomes McSweeney, Paintings by Terence A. McSweeney

126 pages
Palfrey Square and Beyond is a compilation of nearly 70 years of Portuguese and American family recipes - representing comfort foods and ethnic foods served at daily meals and at larger family events and gatherings.

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Category: Cooking
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About the Book
This book evolved out of a project undertaken by the author in 2020, at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. She set out to merge and organize family recipes from three kitchens: her own, her motherís and her grandmotherís. In an era when recipe cards are replaced by on-line cooking instructions, tutorials, and blogs, here she was with old fashion recipe boxes, full of handwritten recipes, some dating back to before she was born. As work progressed, a book took form. When completed the author realized it had become, in part, a tribute to her maternal grandmother who immigrated as a young girl to the US from a seaside village in Portugal, at a time of another pandemic, the Spanish Flu of 1918-1920. She lived life fully, for 102 years, and left much behind.


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About the Author
Joyce Gomes McSweeney, Paintings by Terence A. McSweeney Joyce McSweeney is retired from the State of Connecticut, having worked for the Connecticut General Assembly, and the University of Connecticut. She has a Bachelorís degree in English Literature and Speech Communications from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, and a Masterís in Public Policy from Trinity College, Hartford, CT.



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