The Best of The Farmer's Wife Cookbook: Over 400 blue-ribbon recipes!

The Best of The Farmer's Wife Cookbook: Over 400 blue-ribbon recipes!

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by Kari Cornell
     
 

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Long before the Internet and high-speed travel connected us all, The Farmer’s Wife magazine gave hard-working rural women a place to find—and share—advice about everything from raising chickens to running a farm kitchen. One of the magazine’s most popular offerings was advice on cooking and baking, providing farm family recipes for

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Long before the Internet and high-speed travel connected us all, The Farmer’s Wife magazine gave hard-working rural women a place to find—and share—advice about everything from raising chickens to running a farm kitchen. One of the magazine’s most popular offerings was advice on cooking and baking, providing farm family recipes for making everything from basic bread to nourishing stews and delicious desserts. The Best of The Farmer’s Wife Cookbook brings together 400 easy-to-follow recipes and variations along with dozens of menus that originated in farm kitchens nationwide and appeared on the pages of the magazine between 1893 and 1939. Readers will be able to prepare these foods easily and quickly, because the recipes have been updated to match the conveniences and ingredients of the modern kitchen. The Best of The Farmer’s Wife Cookbook is sure to satisfy readers in search of the flavors of farm country or those simply on the lookout for a piece of homegrown nostalgia.

Here’s a sampling of the recipes you’ll find inside:
Macaroni and Cheese
Pie
Southern Fried Chicken
Fried Green Tomatoes
Rhubarb Brown Betty
Scotch Shortbread
Gingerbread Banana Shortcake
Spiced Oatmeal Cookies
Michigan Cherry Pie
Apple Plum Jam
English Orange Marmalade
Pear Honey
Corn Chowder
Swedish Meatballs
Sour Milk Griddle Cakes
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Cherry Batter Pudding

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The Farmer's Wife magazine, published in Minnesota from 1893 to 1939, supplied rural women with advice for daily farm life, including new recipes and cooking techniques. Editors at Quayside Publishing Group, Keefe and Cornell here collect favorite recipes from the magazine along with illustrations, images from the covers, and advertisements. The recipes—such as Milk Hoecake, Meatballs, Chili, Bread Pudding, and Oatmeal Cookies—are terse and written for the experienced cook. This is a well-timed cookbook sure to appeal to cooks trying to work with a modest budget. It will evoke nostalgia for those in the Minnesota area.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760340523
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
03/24/2011
Edition description:
First
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Kari Cornell edits cookbooks and knitting books for Voyageur Press by day and spends her spare moments either in the kitchen, trying out new recipes and revisiting old favorites, or on the couch, knitting away on her latest project. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband and their two sons.

Melinda Keefe is an MBI Publishing editor who has contributed to various Voyageur Press titles, covering subjects from baking to knitting to travel. She worked with Lela Nargi on several previous Farmer's Wife cookbooks, including The Farmer's Wife Cookie Cookbook and The Farmer's Wife Harvest Cookbook. She lives in New Brighton, Minnesota.

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The Best of the Farmer's Wife Cookbook: Over 400 Blue-Ribbon Recipes! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book if you live around or take care of the eldery. Brings them a smile with alot of memories. The reason I gave the book 4 stars only is because the recipes don't tell you about how many servings you get.