Crescent Dragonwagon

Crescent Dragonwagon is a writer, teacher, and performer who works in the literary, culinary and dramatic arts and is the award-winning genre-bending author of more than 50 published books. 


Dragonwagon's children's books include Half a Moon and One Whole Star, a Coretta Scott King Award-winner and a Reading Rainbow selection.


She also has written several cookbooks Passionate Vegetarian is a 2003 James Beard Award-winner), and one book of poetry. One of her cookbooks, The Cornbread Gospels was named one of the ten best cookbooks published in 2007 by ABC's Good Morning America.


She and her late husband owned Dairy Hollow House, a country inn and restaurant in the Ozark Mountain community of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, where she lived for more than 30 years. She later co-founded the non-profit Writer's Colony at Dairy Hollow. She now lives in southeastern Vermont, near the village of Saxtons River.

Crescent has done booksigning/cooking demo's at Village Square Booksellers, most recently for The Cornbread Gospels. 


She is the daughter of two noted writers: Children's book writer and editor/publisher Charlotte Zolotow and the late Hollywood biographer Maurice Zolotow.


ON POINT Interview


The Cornbread Gospels Cover Image
ISBN: 9780761119166
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - November 22nd, 2007

Traveling to family reunions, potlucks, stone-grinding mills, and the National Cornbread Festival in Tennessee, Crescent Dragonwagon learned that not only is hot, just baked cornbread delicious, it powerfully evokes the heart, soul, and taste of home. Here she shares more than over 200 irresistible recipes for cornbreads, muffins, fritters, pancakes, and go-withs. Crescent also gives us the greens, the beans, the salads, stews, and soups that accompany cornbread to perfection. And she tells us the stories, too. Enthusiastic and heartfelt, this thoughtful, exuberant love song to America's favorite breadstuff and all that goes with it will embrace readers and cooks everywhere.

Home Place Cover Image
ISBN: 9780689717581
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Published: Aladdin - September 30th, 1993

While out hiking, a family comes upon the site of an old house and finds some clues about the people that once lived there. Deep in the woods there used to be a house where a family once lived. Over there was the chimney. Just imagine little toes warming up beside it. And see those daffodils? Someone took special care to plant and tend to them so that every spring they blossomed as brightly as the year before. Both the house and the family are gone now, but if you go to that spot in the woods, you'll find the chimney and the flowers. Then all you have to do is close your eyes and imagine...With Crescent Dragonwagon's poetic text and Jerry Pinkney's rich watercolors, past and present briefly touch in this remarkable book

Alligator Arrived With Apples: A Potluck Alphabet Feast Cover Image
By Crescent Dragonwagon, Jose Aruego (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689716133
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Published: Aladdin - September 30th, 1992

From Alligator's apples to Zebra's zucchini, a multitude of alphabetical animals and foods celebrate Thanksgiving with a grand feast. Publisher Marketing: There's going to be a feast! And everyone is here with food from A to Z! There is Elderberry Elixir from Elephant and Mocha Mousse made by Mouse. By the time Zebra Zips in with his Zaftig Zucchini, there will be enough food to feed a zoo! So come and join the party and don't forget your appetite!

Passionate Vegetarian Cover Image
ISBN: 9781563057113
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 14th, 2002

Packed with 1,000 recipes for seductive, sexy, and utterly delicious dishes, this new cookbook covers all the bases of meatless cooking, from East to West, from the Mediterranean to the American South.

Dairy Hollow House Soup & Bread Cookbook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780894807510
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Workman Publishing Company - January 5th, 1992

Noted children's book author, cookbook writer, and Dairy Hollow House innkeeper Crescent Dragonwagon presents 200 of the recipes that have made her Eureka Springs, Arkansas, inn a three-time winner of the Uncle Ben's Best Inn of the Year Award. 2-color illustrations throughout. Consistently rated one of America's ten best country inns, Dairy Hollow House in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was celebrated for a unique cuisine built on such traditional country ingredients as farm fresh chicken, wild mushrooms, greens, dried beans, and summer's berries. Now in over 200 recipes, chef and owner Crescent Dragonwagon shares all her soup-making, bread-baking, and salad-tossing wisdom in a cookbook that's as gutsy and distinctive as a steaming bowl of gumbo-in five variations. Welcome.

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Bean By Bean: A Cookbook: More than 175 Recipes for Fresh Beans, Dried Beans, Cool Beans, Hot Beans, Savory Beans, Even Sweet Beans! Cover Image
ISBN: 9780761132417
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - January 15th, 2012