Did You Know? The Correct Name of Roberts’ Beloved Estate

If you’ve followed this website over the years, you’ve seen me write about Kenneth Roberts’ beloved estate he built. In my post, I referred to Roberts’ estate as “Rocky Pastures”, and I am not alone in doing so. Every website and publication I’ve come across does the same.

However, fellow Kenneth Roberts fan J. Funkhouser recently emailed me with the following: Roberts’ estate was actually called Rocky Pasture. Roberts did not make “pasture” plural, but singular.

How does J. Funkhouser know this? According to her email, she not only read all of Roberts’ books, but she actually lived in Rocky Pasture and was good friends with Roberts’ niece, Marjorie Moser.

So, I’d say we have it on good authority that we ought to refer to Roberts’ beloved estate as Rocky Pasture.

K.R. in the News: Writer and Lover of Good Maine Food

I came across a neat article by Susan Lovell at The Forecaster that discusses Marjorie Moser (Roberts’ niece) and her recipe for fish chowder.  It seems that a new edition of Good Maine Food has been published recently with a new forward by Sandra Oliver, who, according to the article, is a food historian from Maine.  Ms. Lovell provides a kind word for Good Maine Food towards the end of the article:

But “Good Maine Food” is truly an excellent cookbook. I just happened to be amused by the recipes for cooking liver. Many of the recipes were sent to Roberts by people who read his “Trending into Maine,” published in 1930, in which he reminisced about dishes served to him during his youth. Mosser used those recipes and added new favorites as times and tastes changed.

Ms. Lovell also provides a brief bio of Roberts and his recipe for his grandmother’s ketchup, one of Roberts’ favorite recipes if I’m not mistaken.

Here is a link to the new edition of Good Maine Food.

Kenneth Roberts – a man known for his exceptional writing … and his love for good Maine food.

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