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The Farmer's Cookbook: A Back to Basics Guide to Making Cheese, Curing Meat, Preserving Produce, Baking Bread, Fermenting, and More (The Handbook Series) Hardcover – November 1, 2011

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About the Author

Marie W. Lawrence has had a passion for cooking, baking, gardening, and writing for as long as she can remember. She is a third generation Vermonter, an elementary school teacher, a mother, and a grandmother. She lives with her husband in Brattleboro, Vermont.
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Product Details

  • Series: The Handbook Series
  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616083808
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616083809
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 11.1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #457,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is gorgeous cookbook, and a true delight. Having been fortunate enough to have been Marie's neighbor in the nineties in Brattleboro, Vermont, I can testify to the deliciousness of her food, her skill and craft, as well as amazing knowledge. I have the true pleasure of tasting many of both her mother's recipes and her's firsthand and can testify to their scrumptiousness. The book is also beautifully laid out with many beautiful full color images, as well as having a love format following the New England seasons month to month. Living in California, as I do, I know that when I pick up this book and try out a recipe I'll be evoking another time and place, as well as providing my family with perfect repasts. I love the emphasis on farm raised, local, and seasonal. It won't take much to adapt it to my own locale. Its usefulness surpasses borders.

I couldn't have gotten this book at a better time. I'm going to try out Marie's method for roasting a turkey, make some cardemom bread, and generally revel in its many flavors.
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Thanks to Marie for compiling this great recipe book. It is sectioned off in months, she has many pictures of the actual recipes. Look in back and there are ways to substitute items you might not have in your pantry. So much information. Would be great for the new bride or even the young person just getting out in the world. Be a gourmet chef, wow your friends. This is a great idea when your vegetable garden starts producing , see what you can make. This is like the recipe book your great grandmother would have handed down for generation thru generation. Tried and true recipes.Super!!
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This book is described as a back to basics guide to making a variety of foods. While full of recipes, most use processed ingredients. It feels more like one family's favorite recipes than a guide.
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I own hundreds of cookbooks. I read cookbooks for pleasure. This is a must own book for anyone who loves to cook. Very easy to read with many recipes to impress. I give the three books I think every household should have as wedding gifts, this cookbook, Dave Ramsays's Financial Peace and a new family bible. I tuck my own recipes in the cookbook, extra cash in the the financial book and words of wisdom from this happily married women for 30 years into the bible.
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I have used many of the recipies in this book, and have given oit as a gift to some of my friends.

The layout, which is to show recipes by season, in the rural american landscape, is unique, and fun. Very well written.
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This is a wonderful cookbook. I was a little worried it would have some goofy recipes - but this is a grade A cookbook. The photography is as enticing as any cookbook I have seen.
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I love this book! Full of great ideas and utilization of seasonal ingredients! Definitely recommend to all!

From canning and jarring to curing this book has many ideas to offer!
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great cookbook--and I have many!! It's laid out really nicely--has meals together--and per season......really cool book. easy to understand and organized well.
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