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Paperback Old-Time Farmhouse Cooking : Rural America Recipes and Farm Lore Book

ISBN: 1883206413

ISBN13: 9781883206413

Old-Time Farmhouse Cooking : Rural America Recipes and Farm Lore

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American recipes from a time when the food was wholesome and life was full of fresh air and sunlight. These recipes, stories, jokes, advice, farm lore, and illustrations were collected from a wide variety of American agricultural sources from the 1880s to the 1950s.

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Excellent book for the cooker in all of us

I really enjoyed reading this book as well as the recipes in it.There are hints in here that modernize the recipes.I love the stories behind the cooks too!


Old-Time Farmhouse Cooking genuinely takes the reader back in time. With black and white photos showing people of its time, recipes and tips taken from magazines at the time. Here is a classic tip! I almost died with laughter. This tip came from Farm Life September 1927, "Every Farm Wife Needs...Several neat, becoming, washable house dresses." I can say times have changed when I drop my son off at Kindergarten, and a lot of the mothers are in sweatpants, no make-up and their hair is tied back. There are some great recipes inside this book to: Irish Beef Stew, Apple Dowdy, Pickled Okra and Seed Cake. If you yearn for Grandma's cooking, or if you are interested in historic America, please check into this book. It really is a nice book!

A superbly presented collection of authentic recipes

Lovingly compiled by historic American cooking expert Barbara Swell, Old-Time Farmhouse Cooking is a superbly presented collection of authentic recipes with generational appeal and old-time flavor -- many of which are excerpted from publications circulated up to a century ago like "Farm and Fireside". Upbeat excerpts from 1900's era articles concerning farm life and the hardworking people who lived it add a very special atmosphere to such delightful and pleasing treats such as Verna's Icebox Butter Buns, Never-Fail Dill Pickles, Tomato Surprise, Swedish Orange Rye Bread, Meringue Chews, and more.
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