About Ellie Mathews

Ellie Mathews' writing awards include the 2007 Milkweed Prize for Children's Literature. She has published short fiction in Cricket and Cicada magazines, the memoir, The Ungarnished Truth: A Cooking Contest Memoir (which won a Notable Book award), the YA novel The Linden Tree and Ambassador to the Penguins: A Naturalists' Year Aboard a Yankee Whaleship. Visit her website.

The Ungarnished Truth

This week we are posting an excerpt from Ellie Mathews’ memoir The Ungarnished Truth. The excerpt is a kind of a how-to essay. Ellie details the winning recipe she entered into the 1998 Pillsbury Bake Off Contest, telling us how she came up with it and a little about her approach to cooking daily meals. … Continue reading

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