Marjorie Standish is an iconic figure in the world of traditional New England cooking, known for her popular column, “Cooking Down East” for the Maine Sunday Telegram. She emphasized simple, but good recipes, that could be made with ingredients that can be found in most pantries.
Sandra Oliver, Maine’s modern-day Marjorie Standish, offers a carefully curated selection of the very best recipes from Standish’s cookbooks. Presented in a retro-inspired, elegantly designed gift package, with notes and anecdotes to put Standish’s recipes in context with current wisdom, it is sure to become the new classic in traditional cooking.
Residing on Maine's Islesboro Island, Sandra Oliver is a revered food historian with a vast knowledge of New England food history, subsistence living, and Yankee cooking. For the past five years, she has published her weekly recipes column, "Tastebuds", in the Bangor Daily News.