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Maw Broon's Cookbook: The Broon's Cookbook - for Every Day and Special Days [Hardcover]

Maw Broon
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Book Description

18 Oct 2007
The legendary cookbook from Maw Broon. A facsimile of Maw's very own cookbook, borrowed from the scullery drawer at No 10 Glebe Street started by her mother-in-law when Maw married Paw, and added-to over the years with recipes for every day and special days, from friends and neighbours and others that simply caught Maw's eye in The Sunday Post, or were torn from the back of a flour bag.

A firm favourite in Scotland over 250,000 copies sold since October 2007.

Full of the nation's favourites, a beautiful and nostalgic book.

Looks like your grandma's original cookbook with recipes stuck in, stains and all.

Full of jokes and funny comments from The Twins and Broons family

Traditional family cookbook, with over 500 British and Scottish recipes dating from the 1870s to the present day.

Measurements in metric and imperial

On publication, the book shot into the headlines after it was condemned by a leading Scottish nutritionist as an example of the worst of a Scottish diet: a caricature of absolutely the worst things you could possibly put in your mouth . Professor Mike Lean (head of Glasgow University s Human Nutrition department) then recommended the book be sold with a discount off a headstone. The media jumped on the story headlines from the BBC, STV, The Sunday Times, Daily Mail, and The Guardian caught the attention of Sky News, and CNN in the USA, who loved the poor Scottish diet angle. The publicity helped the book become a bestseller.

Over 500 recipes with things torn out of magazines and clipped in, and stuck down.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Waverley Books; reprint July 2013 edition (18 Oct 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1902407458
  • ISBN-13: 978-1902407456
  • Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 20.8 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,051 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Extremely clear and lovingly produced, a touching facsimile of exactly the kind of book a woman of Maw Broon's generation would turn to. I can recommend Maw Broon's Cookbook.' Anna Burnside, The Sunday Times October 28th 2007 --The Sunday Times 28th October 2007

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cures the homesickness 11 Jan 2008
I returned from my honeymoon in the Philippines back to my place of business in Korea last week. I discovered a christmas gift mailed from my father on my table. THE book!

Wow, I have been using it each day, discovered I can actually cook, and my new wife actually likes Scottish food. One great advantage of it is that because it is written in Glaswegian, she can't understand it! Leaving all the cooking to me! Wonderful!!
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars favourite recipes 6 Aug 2008
This book is the perfect cook book to have beside any cooker/Aga/Rayburn. It was recommended to me by a professional chef. Maw Broon's recipes certainly work for our household - plain simple recipes that have stood the test of time and that can be prepared with minimum fuss and bother. But there is more to this book than the recipes - the format is simply brilliant - If like me you have collected hundreds of scraps of paper with recipes from family and friends together with a mounting pile of magazine and paper cuttings in the hope of using them 'someday' then you will think you have gone to heaven. As I turned each page I was soon reminiscing...this led me to realise that our elders are usually able to rustle up a meal in an instant for anyone who happens to drop in and without first of all needing to resort to a supermarket trolley dash. If you have someone who is moving away from home buy them this book you can then rest easy that they will be able to feed themselves without too much damage to their finances. I had never heard of the Broons before I read this book but the little cartoons and comments brought many a smile to my face. This book is rated 5 stars but deserves 6
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Braw Book 16 Aug 2008
I was given this book as for a joke but I must admit its a cracking cookbook to boot, real stick to yer ribs food with all the extras you'd expect from the Broons (Scotland's premier cartoon family)

A great book for all whether you are familiar with the Broons antics in the Sunday Post or not, its packed with traditional Scottish fare just like granny used to make.

Can't wait for the But n Ben cookbook full of holiday fare!!
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52 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good scots food 11 Dec 2007
I bought this book for myself partly because of my affection for the Broons and Oor Wullie, and partly because the health Mafia were condemning it at every chance they got. I'm now ordering it as Christmas presents - good, old fashioned, pre-fad cooking mixed with comments from the Broon family are an absolute winner!
It's a real cook book, but it's also something to browse through on these wet and windy evenings. Maw Broon - the ultimate celebrity chef!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maw Broon Magic 14 Jan 2008
By Ally
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Bought my wife this at Christmas and she loves it, even though she isn't the Broons fan that I am. Highly recommended if you like your cookbooks to have more than a wee bit of character!
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5.0 out of 5 stars From a non Scot... BRILLIANT! 9 Jan 2008
I was vaguely aware of 'The Broons' but had never read a single comic strip or annual. On a recent trip to the Highlands I bought this book because I am a big fan of cooking and baking... wow!

Full of character and charmingly presented, this has become my favourite cook book on my shelf. From old favourites to recipes I had never heard of before, it is packed to bursting with great information, plus some great Broons strips thrown in for good measure.

An inspired book - more like this please!
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure dead brilliant!! 23 Dec 2007
By LizD
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Pure nostalgia for those of us of a certain age! Beautifully put together - a stroke of marketing genius. Not only are the recipes good but the inclusion of bits and pieces from packets and other sources make the book a window into a bygone era! Even if you don't know much about Oor Wullie and the Broons, have a look at this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mrs Broon - Can I Come Round For My Tea? 23 Oct 2008
By Carmen
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The scrapbooker in me loves this book for the pure visual experience I got as soon as I opened my Amazon parcel.

Certainly not your average cookbook - it really is set out like Maw Broons very own recipe book from magazine clippings, scribbles & doodles from the kids, tea stains and squished spiders between the pages! This by no means detracts from the very real recipes - good proper recipes that the family will eat not the fancy shmancy stuff that looks pretty but wouldn't fill a gnats belly.

I actually bought this for my sister for Christmas - purely for the nostalgia value as she collected the Broons and Oor Wullie books as a kid. I've now told her she isn't getting it unless she buys me one in return! :D

A beautiful, beautiful book in it's own right and some drool inducing recipes to boot.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Meh.
Nice idea for a book, but the focus seems to be on the novelty of this book, rather than the quality.

Tried a few recipes and got OK results. But just OK. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Mr. Martin G. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Published 1 month ago by miss g nutt
5.0 out of 5 stars Scottish Independence
I bought this as a gift for my Aunt as she has been searching for sometime for a good honest authentic cook book showcasing all Scottish recipes. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mrs J L Beebee
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My mam loved it
Published 2 months ago by ws aitchisonw
5.0 out of 5 stars can't be bettered!
As a Scot who has been a Broons fan from an early age, I LOVE this book! The recipes are fantastic, especially the ones for tablet.
Published 6 months ago by Scottigirl
Published 6 months ago by ISTRELIE
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book
Excellent book, funny an brought back some good memories. Would recommend to anyone who used to love the Broons it's great
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars christmas gift
this cookbook was bought as a Christmas gift, so I haven't even opened it yet, it was a quick turn around for the delivery though
Published 9 months ago by J. E. Sim
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding service and Value for money
As a child I was brought up reading the Broon's comic strip in the Sunday Post. So the book, which although it was not rate as such, is in excellent condition and arrived well in... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Gary Knox
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the job!
A trip down memory lane and it is nice after the death of both parents to be able to resurrect some of the dishes that I ate at home as a child!
Published 11 months ago by CraiPeterin
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