Gingerbread Tracks and Pine Needle Pasta A Savory Guide to Yellowstone National Park by Melanie Armstrong


Gingerbread Tracks and Pine Needle Pasta A Savory Guide to Yellowstone National Park by Melanie Armstrong

Since Yellowstone National Park is staffed by park rangers who continually compare the geology of the world's largest volcano to baking a homemade cherry pie, why not write a cookbook that presents other such savory analogies? Informative and fun, in this book readers will learn how to brew homemade geysers and colorful hot springs, stir up a stew of ingredients only found at Yellowstone, or make the famous huckleberry ice cream generations of tourists have eaten on the porch of the Old Faithful Inn.


...takes children on an educational journey... Albuquerque Tribune It's not every tasty dessert that also offers a geology lesson. -- Melanie Armstrong Great, Falls Tribune This book not only serves as a cookbook for children, it takes the kids on an educational and tasty journey through the history of Yellowstone National Park. -- Statesman staff Idaho Statesman

About the Author

Melanie Armstrong, a Ph D. candidate in American Studies at the University of New Mexico, has worked as a pastry chef and taught cooking classes to youth and adults. During the summer she works as a seasonal ranger in Yellowstone National Park. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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160 pages


Melanie Armstrong
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Publication date

28th May 2004



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