Oh geez, I hope it's the same Mamma Leone. How could that have escaped me when I wrote this? It's definitely where Brenda and Eddie hung out, though.
I think a slow cooker would be a great idea, although I've never used one. I don't see why it wouldn't work!
I called Bonnie Slotnick, who knew of the book and even had a couple copies in stock, but didn't know much more about the author. Both she and the people at Kitchen Arts and Letters recommended I call around in Wisconsin to find out more about him, so maybe I'll try that next.
I've heard of that Clementine Paddleford book and have yet to pick it up! Bonnie also recommended a book called "The Country Kitchen" by a woman named Della Lutes for fans of the genre...I think next I'll try to get my hands on one of those, too.
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