Clementine Paddleford grew up on a prairie farm in northeastern Kansas and graduated from Kansas State Agriculture College in 1921. First a food editor for a farm magazine, this now forgotten food writer was food editor of the New York Herald Tribune from 1936 to 1966. Her work culminated in the book, How America Eats, published in 1960.
Once named the foremost authority on regional foods, Clementine Paddleford’s story will be told by Cynthia Harris at the Corner Store in Glasco on February 10 at 2:00 p.m. The event is presented by the Glasco Community Foundation.
Cynthia Harris is the manuscript/collections archivist at Kansas State University in Manhattan and the co-author of Hometown Appetites, The Story of Clementine Paddleford. Drawing on Paddleford archival materials, Cynthia Harris has written a biographical account of “the forgotten food writer who chronicled how America ate.”
The event is part of The Way We Worked in Glasco, an exhibition drawing on the extensive work of youth and adults capturing the stories of men and women working together to create community. The exhibition is on display through May 31, 2013, at the Corner Store in Glasco.