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Paperback Secrets of the Great Old-Timey Cooks : Historic Recipes, Lore and Wisdom Book

ISBN: 1883206375

ISBN13: 9781883206376

Secrets of the Great Old-Timey Cooks : Historic Recipes, Lore and Wisdom

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Reminisce about a simpler time as four 20th century mountain pioneer women share their cooking secrets. These great old-timey cooks stir in their own wisdom and tales of growing up on rural farms, where they prepared delicious meals by lantern light on wood cookstoves. Included are heirloom recipes, proverbs, folk remedies, 80 vintage photos, 19th century autograph rhymes and lots of stories.

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Awesome history!

This is a very entertianing, informative little book. I got it for my nephew who is a budding cook. He was thrilled to learn how the "old folks" did things and had a wonderful time trying out the recipes. He was especially entertained by the measurements and had to ask his Auntie how big a walnut was! I would recommend this book for any cook but particularly for young cooks just starting out. It brings a great piece of history into the present.

Smiles and chuckles for the Great Old--Timey Cooks

The small 72 page book is full of old time wisdom and recipes. Pictures from the past combined with stories of the simple life will bring smiles to a mundane day. Although I'm not as old as the people in the book, somethings never change. I remember our next door neighbour kill a chicken on a Saturday so they could have it for Sunday dinner. I've had the pleasure of scrubbing clothes on a scrub board and milk a goat. I've known people just like the ones in the book; it brings back memories of long ago. This small book is sure to bring a chuckle or two to some old timers and young people alike.

Recipes, Lore and Wisdom

Secrets of The Great Old-Timey Cooks by Barbara Swell is full of information about food such as Mock Macaroni, Jam Windmills, Apple Maple Duck and Apple Dumpling Pie. It also holds photos, proverbs, remedies, weather lore and kitchen secrets. This kind of book is not just a wonderful piece of the past but fun to read. Good for any library dealing with history or food.

An ideal and inexpensive gift

An ideal and inexpensive gift for kitchen cookbook collectors, Barbara Swell's "Secrets Of The Great Old-Timey Cooks" is a simply wonderful compendium of historic American recipes, folklore and country wisdom. Profusely illustrated with historic photos and illustrations, readers will be treated to mouth-watering 'yesteryear cuisine' ranging from Mock Macaroni, Sweet Potato Dumplings, and Jam Windmills, to Apple Maple Duck, Coconut Stack Cake, and Apple Dumpling Pie. But "Secrets Of The Great Old-Timey Cooks" is far more than just another nostalgic cookbook. Readers are also provided with kitchen secrets from contemporary pioneer women, antique autograph rhymes, food provers and superstitions, love vine prediction, folk remedies, the kinds of chores women routinely had to do, and even weather lore. If you like to cook, have a fondness for 'the good old days', and are partial to some of the best eating former generations of accomplished women cooks had to offer, then secure your very own copy of "Secrets Of The Great Old-Timey Cooks"!
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