Saturday, August 29, 2009

Marilynn and Sheila are the guardians of the universal tradition of home-cooked meals. They do their research by scouring yard sales, used bookstores, and antique shops collecting original, handwritten recipe books know as "manuscript cookbooks," and loose handwritten recipes known as "living recipes," which represent nearly 100 years of cooking. These treasured recipes are updated for the modern kitchen and then put into the pages of their cookbooks, hence the title HEIRLOOM COOKING.

The recipes in HEIRLOOM COOKING come from all over the United States and Canada, and include many different styles of home cooking. The origins of the recipes and stories of the families from which they come are included, which makes this cookbook a treasure in itself. Reading the recipes and their stories is a culinary history lesson.

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