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Robling, a regular contributor to the radio show A Chef's Table, has assembled a beautifully designed collection of 80 recipes for foods that have faded into culinary obscurity. The author believes that "the nostalgic memories created by food are, without a doubt, the most evocative and compelling of all." Therefore, "all these foods must be saved." From simple entries like Tomato Soup and Marshmallows to comforting favorites like Parker House Rolls and Crockpot Apple Butter, many of the recipes are sure to evoke warm memories for most readers. Photographs by Mark Thomas are both enticing and affectionately kitschy. Chapter organization is somewhat illogical, however; readers searching for a homey dessert might not know whether to look in Sunday Suppers, Messy Food, or Home Before Dark. But with such an eclectic mix, that's understandable-and the exploration required to find just the right recipe is like taking a stroll back through the decades.
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Traditional recipes, handed down from generation to generation, are the basis of this American recipe book. Attractively presented in a slightly retro style, it is a celebration of American cooking at its best. Reflecting the country's diverse heritage it includes recipes such as Irish Colcannon, Korean steak on fire, Kibbeh and a whole host of Italian and Jewish influenced cooking. Each recipe is accompanied by an introduction to its background, adding a personal touch to this collection of homely, tasty dishes: brownies and pies, soups and stews, bread and icecreams, drinks and even dog biscuits! Charmingly and amusingly written by author Lari Robling and attractively illustrated with both photographs and drawings throughout, it is an all-American treasure trove of culinary ideas and information. A charming compote of comfort cooking, this is for all lovers of home-baking with an American twist. - Lucy Watson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
A few OK recipes but nothing note worthy or different. Was expecting more, but most of these recipes people still use a lotPublished 2 months ago by Elizabeth Lynch
I was expecting a bit more than I got with this book. The recipes are not especially interesting, and certainly not endangered. I've read similar recipes in other cookbooks.Published 7 months ago by Hortensia
This has some great recipes in it and it all looks so good I cannot wait to try them all.Published 15 months ago by Alexis Gilliard
This was perfect for my brother who likes different classic recipes. These are all recipes that are not shown in other cook books but have followed family lineage and different... Read morePublished on December 29, 2012 by Hilary Schmidt
I love collecting recipe books and I find so many of the "nearly forgotten" recipes are really great. I love experimenting with them.Published on December 14, 2012 by Barbara J. Troia
Went through the whole book Not one recipe I would even want to cook cant send back cause it's a book, waste of my moneyPublished on September 13, 2010 by Amazon Customer