Best Recipes from the Farmer's Wife Review

Best Recipes from the Farmer's Wife Review

Title: Best Recipes from the Farmer's Wife Cookbook: Over 250 Blue-Ribbon Recipes
Author: Beverly Hudson, Kari Cornell, Melinda Keefe, Jeff McLaughlin
Published: January 25, 2022, Voyageur Press
No. of Pages: 240
Cover Price: $24.99 Paperback

What a fun cookbook! Best Recipes from the Farmer's Wife Cookbook: Over 250 Blue-Ribbon Recipes presents recipes from the Farmer’s Wife Magazine between 1893 and 1939. Each recipe gives the date it appeared in the magazine. Most of the recipes included are for comfort foods - nothing new, weird, or innovative – just good down-to-earth recipes that real people who like food actually will want to eat.

There are beautiful photographs of many of the recipes, and even though they are vintage, many of the recipes are mouthwatering and perfect for preparing in modern times. The recipes are written in traditional form and are easy-to-follow. Anyone, from beginning to advanced cooks, can make the recipes with picture-perfect results. Every time I peruse this cookbook, my queue for “must prepare” gets longer and longer. There is fun comfort food from US regions and cultures such as Perfect Gingerbread, Baked Potato Kugel, German Kuchen (Coffee Cake), Macaroni and Cheese, Cheese Straws, Rhode Island Johnny Cakes, and Brunswick Stew. There are luscious soups and salads, as well as cakes, pies and tarts, and puddings, cookies and bars. There are also old fashioned main dishes including casseroles, meatballs, meatloaf, baked ham and a stuffed pork loin.

For anyone who likes old fashioned recipes for comfort food, this is an excellent choice. There is something here for everyone, for weeknight dinners as well as fancier dinners for company.,

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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