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About Sherry Monahan

Sherry’s writing passion is historic food, spirits, people, and places. As an author and culinary historian she also loves to delve into the genealogy of food and beverages from all over the U.S. Traveling the globe allows her to experience food and beverages from other cultures as well. What people eat and drink tells a lot about them and their past, present, and future.

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About Shaken in 2020, But Not Stirred

Drinks, humor, and uplifting stories to get you through any calamity. The year 2020 seemed like an apocalyptic nightmare or something ripped out of tabloid magazines.

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The Marshal and the Madam Podcast Episode 15: Prairie Fever

Sherry and Marshall discuss prairie fever. Learn about isolation, loneliness, and depression experienced by pioneers on the prairie.

They talk about the Homestead Act, Willa Cather’s books about it, weather, and more. There’s also a frontier recipe for potato salad in this episode.

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