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  • Plastic Comb: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks International; Lslf edition (1 Sept. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760329230
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760329238
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 17 x 2.2 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,938,400 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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So far I've only made 2 of these recipes but both were delicious. I have a slight problem with translations of the names of ingredients and some measurements (I'm in Australia) but generally this book is a source of great ideas and really tasty food. --Aussie cook<br /><br />Great cookbook. Simple recipes using basic equipment and techniques... nothing fancy, just easy "scratch" baking. The book itself is of good quality: front & back covers are strong with plastic spiral-comb binding. The black and white layout is clear, with the recipes easily identifiable, and sprinkled throughout are vintage photos, drawings and articles. The recipes are wonderfully simple, with common ingredients and a very 'homey' appeal. I particularly love that all of the recipes are dated, identifying when they were published in The Farmer's Wife magazine between 1893-1939. The recipes, the overall book quality with vintage images and articles, and the old-fashioned/depression-era appeal of the back-to-basics home cooking makes this RECOMMENDED! --Tab

The Farmer s wife in question is not actually a farmer s wife, or should I say she is hundreds of farmer s wives. Confused? Then I ll explain. The Farmer s Wife was a monthly magazine published in Minnesota between 1893 and 1939. I dare say farmers and their families felt often quite isolated in the days before rapid transport, telephone, TV and the internet. This magazine gave the lady of the house a forum for pastimes such as household management, dressmaking, gardening, slaughtering (animals, that is) and cooking. If you are a lover of historic cookbooks you will be enchanted by this volume. The recipes are family recipes which often give an indication of the roots of those farmers or their interest in faraway places. There are Cornish pasties, Guernsey Gash, Sally Lunn, Southern Apple Dumplings and Raleigh Cake. The farmer s wife took great pride in her baked goods which were appreciated by husbands and children who all worked hard to make a success of the farm. Lela Nagri, the editor of The Farmer s Wife Baking Cookbook, has tampered with the original recipes as little as possible. She has done some helpful conversions from archaic measurements such as gills to ounces but the words of these ladies have been preserved. The most marvellous illustration of rich and colourful language can be found in the Quick Breads chapter. A contributor from Wisconsin writes Make a stiffish paste with flour and lard and a pinch of salt, not no baking powder. Wet it up with milk if you got it, water if you ab n got it....The children so dearly like it, and they say currans be full of the new fangled vitamines the Doctors be always ordering, they ought to be good for em. If you get tired of currans you can make a Figgy wan fer a change. Figs is just Cornish for raisins . The Farmer s Wife Baking Cookbook isn t an out-moded recipes book. The cakes and pastries here are good solid fare that will be enjoyed by you and your family in the 21st century just as much as those folks back at the start of the 20th. There are lots of recipes here that will be familiar to those who have been fortunate enough to find an authentic American diner. Cream Pies are a simple, cheap and delicious dessert and there are several in this book. Favourite Pie dates from 1913 and is a rich apple tart topped with meringue. These might not be exotic but they are authentically American and still worth making. The Farmer s Wife Baking Cookbook is probably a book for the more confident cook who already has a feel for baking. It has 300 or so recipes so there are plenty to get your culinary teeth into. I think it s a winner and a volume that I ll be using often. --Mostley food dot com

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Simple, delicious and easy recipes... 4 Sept. 2008
By TAB - Published on Amazon.com
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Great cookbook. Simple recipes using basic equipment and techniques... nothing fancy, just easy "scratch" baking. The book itself is of good quality: front & back covers are strong with plastic spiral-comb binding. The black and white layout is clear, with the recipes easily identifiable, and sprinkled throughout are vintage photos, drawings and articles. The recipes are wonderfully simple, with common ingredients and a very 'homey' appeal. I particularly love that all of the recipes are dated, identifying when they were published in The Farmer's Wife magazine between 1893-1939. The recipes, the overall book quality with vintage images and articles, and the old-fashioned/depression-era appeal of the back-to-basics home cooking makes this RECOMMENDED!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Can't bake, those days are over. 26 Jun. 2011
By Brigid - Published on Amazon.com
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The Farmer's Wife Baking Cookbook teaches it all. For people who know that vegetable oil and Crisco in a can is all made from Soy Beans, I will have you to know that those oils are not healthy for you. The best pie crusts and pastries were always make with real good quality white Lard and flour. This book tells you how to bake well and what to use. Want learn to make a good pie crust start with this book. Its worth every penny.
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By John Boy - Published on Amazon.com
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Christmas gift. This was a good book and lived up to expectations. I would recommend anyone looking for a great gift.
4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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By Aussie Cook - Published on Amazon.com
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The Farmer's Wife Baking Cookbook: Over 300 blue-ribbon recipes!
So far I've only made 2 of these recipes but both were delicious. I have a slight problem with translations of the names of ingredients and some measurements (I'm in Australia) but generally this book is a source of great ideas and really tasty food.
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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By Storey Grammer - Published on Amazon.com
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i chose this book for a young couple who were getting married. they are planning to be "farmers" so i thought it would be very appropriate.
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