Little Old Lady Recipes: Comfort Food and Kitchen Table Wisdom

Little Old Lady Recipes: Comfort Food and Kitchen Table Wisdom


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Celebrity chefs? Immersion blenders? Who needs ’em?!?

Little Old Lady Recipes honors the extraordinary women who create potluck dinners, church socials, and the best desserts you’ve ever tasted. Every page features their simple, no-frills recipes for pot roast, meat loaf, dumplings, corn bread, fried chicken, bundt cake, and other old-time favorites—along with gorgeous photography of the chefs and generous portions of kitchen table wisdom. (“Butter comes from a cow. Tell me where the heck margarine comes from, and then maybe I’ll eat it!”) So ditch the food processor, stop wasting money on overpriced organic frozen dinners, and start enjoying the classic dishes that our aunties and grandmothers have made for generations!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594745188
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 525,732
Product dimensions: 4.60(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Meg Favreau is a writer, comedian, food enthusiast, and one-time eating-contest winner living in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared on sites including the Huffington Post, McSweeney’s, and the Smart Set, and she serves as senior editor of the frugal-living and personal-finance site Wise Bread. Meg dedicates this book to her grandmother, whose pie-making skills remain unrivaled, and her mother, who once said, “I want the dedication in your first book to be ‘To my mother, who always believed in me.’” (It’s true.)

Michael E. Reali is a fervent photographer, intermittent painter, incidental mosaicist, desultory traveler, casual gourmand, and practiced chef who once spent a night trapped on a mountainside in Greece with a bull. A native of Philadelphia, his work can be seen on murals throughout the city as well as in the book Old Man Drinks, an assignment that landed him much acclaim and a stint at Betty Ford. 

Mr. Reali possesses a degree in fine art as well as an extra bit of pancreas, making him a curiosity of modern medicine. All of Mr. Reali’s proceeds from this book will go to his favorite charity: The Feed Mike Reali Fund.

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What the Heck Happened to Food?
Breakfasts and Coffee Klatch
Soups, Salads, and Casseroles
Appetizers and Refreshments
Suppers and Side Dishes
Sweets and Treats
Selected Bibliography
Index of Recipes
About the Author and Photographer

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Little Old Lady Recipes: Comfort Food and Kitchen Table Wisdom 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
CuteEverything More than 1 year ago
Have you ever wished that your grandma had left you a book filled with her favorite tried and tested recipes? Little Old Lady Recipes is like a family heirloom you never had. This little hard cover volume is full of wit and wisdom from ladies who have lived and learned. They have lots of sound (and fun) advice like, "To be bored is to be boring" and "When in doubt, take a covered dish." I also really enjoyed the pictures of the sweet ladies in their own kitchens cooking up a batch of love and goodness. All of the recipes in Little Old Lady Recipes are time tested and solid and will possibly bring back some treasured memories. There are ideas for every time of the day, from Blueberry Muffins and Applesauce for breakfast to Pound Cake and Lemon Meringue Pie for dessert. Little Old Lady Recipes would be a wonderful gift to anyone young or old that appreciates good old home cooking!
mountie9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Good Stuff Delightful to read through, wise and oh so funny Good variety of recipes Easy to make recipes with ingredients you usually always have Pictures are a nice and quirky added touch Great comfort food recipes - simple and filling Tons of quick to make recipes - perfect for last minute dinners Recipes don't use expensive hard to find ingredients Good basic recipes for Sugar Cookies, Pie-crust and Icing - these are basics that everyone should know how to make (or have a husband who makes the pie-crust because stunning Librarian wife sucks at it)The Not So Good Stuff Recipes don't give enough directions and often have missing steps (Maybe a companion book on basic cooking techniques would be good) Lot of recipes using lard which in my opinion does nothing for most recipesFavorite RecipesPrune Bread - Seriously it tastes good and simple to make (Trust me add a few choc chips & your kids will mow it down)Chili Con Carne - Easy to make, healthy and heartyBread Pudding - my favorite DessertGreat little tips and words of wisdom like the following throughout the book¿Always wear clean underwear in case you are in a car accident.¿ ¿ Mary,housewife, 72¿ Smile pretty in case an available man is looking.¿ ¿Frieda,secretary,87¿There isn¿t much a good cake won¿t fix.¿ ¿ Carmeline, librarian, 85Who Should/Shouldn't Read Fun for everyone except the most jaded chef Perfect present for a first time homeowner3.5 Dewey'sI received this from Random House in Exchange for an Honest Review
baBR More than 1 year ago
Was much smaller than expected, and a lot of the pages are just taken up by pictures of old women. Most of the recipes are very basic, to the point of almost being common sense, even if you don't know how to cook. The quotes and things like that were funny, but overall I wasn't very satisfied. Like I said, it's really small and most of  the recipes are nothing special.