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Paperback Log Cabin Cooking : Pioneer Recipes and Food Lore Book

ISBN: 1883206251

ISBN13: 9781883206253

Log Cabin Cooking : Pioneer Recipes and Food Lore

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Peppered with authentic 19th century photographs, Log Cabin Cooking is smothered with old-time recipes, kitchen proverbs, even a pinch of proper pioneer etiquette! Make-do recipes include Leather Britches, Ash Cake and Portable Soup, using the ingredients available to settlers 150 years ago! Other goodies: hand-dipped candle making, soup warnings, molasses taffy, faux foods, zucchini clarinet and ginger beer!

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4 ratings

A mexican review

This is a very nice book! You know, as a "Little house on the prairie" books and TV program fan, I really love this book! Photos are so nice and make me think in the hard days back in the west. It is #1 in my recipe book collection. By the way, recipes are very good with easy to follow directions.

Log Cabin Cooking!

Log Cabin Cooking by Barbara Swell, a book about Pioneer Recipes & Food Lore, is a wonderful book that can be enjoyed by anybody. With only 64 pages it is amazingly full of recipes, food history, kitchen proverbs, dining etiquette, rhymes (designed to help you remember recipes) and even food insults. From wheat to corn, from meats to beverages, from how to make your butter yellow and how many ways to use corn (corn, corn, corn) this is a great read. It only took me a day yet I wanted more. Just my luck I bought Secrets of The Great Old-Timey Cooks by the author at the same time at the same store. With 19th century photos and drawings to add to the pioneer feeling of the book. Don't read it unless you plan to go out right afterwards to eat good, old fashion, country cooking!

A slender 65-page compendium of pioneer era recipes

A slender 65-page compendium of pioneer era recipes, Log Cabin Cooking by Barbara Swell also offers tips on hearth cooking, food insults, pioneer dining etiquette, kitchen provers, cake superstitions, jump rope rhymes, and "Biscuit Sayings". Readers will learn how to make a "squashaphone" and "Make-Do Cooking". Enhanced with period photography, the recipes in this little gem of a cookbook range from Sour Dough Bread, to Dandelion Salad, to Poor Man's Pudding, to Dried Sweet Apple Schnitz. Also very highly recommended are two other old-time cookbooks by Barbara Swell: Take Two & Butter 'em While They're Hot!: Heirloom Recipes & Kitchen Wisdom (1883206324, $5.95) and Secrets Of The Great Old-timey Cookbooks: Historic Recipes, Lore & Wisdom (1883206375, $5.95).

A Mountainman's point of view

This book is very good for the beginner in Early American cooking. I feel very sorry for people are afraid to try some of Barbara's recipes. The other things in her book are true to fact and most of them do work. I do E-A living demonstrations an this book will help me a lot. 3 thumbs up or what ever!
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