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Kimball has painstakingly tried and tested hundreds of recipes for those childhood roasts, cookies, apple pies, and other nurturing farmhouse delights. In The Yellow Farmhouse Cookbook, he reworks them for the modern kitchen (olive oil and hand mixers are allowed), while still capturing "the spirit of farmhouse cooking, using simple ingredients simply prepared."
Within each chapter, memories, recipes, and cooking techniques effortlessly roll into one another. In "The Dairy," we are whisked back to Kimball's 10th year, when he milked cows. Back then, "milk was stored in large cans set into a thick metal cooler filled with cold water." This description sets the perfect scene for milky recipes such as an American Baked Custard, several tapioca puddings, chocolate mousses, and cream pies. All adhere to the book's main premise: simple cooking with basic ingredients. Other chapters are solely devoted to meat, vegetables, baking, breakfast, cookies, fruit, and preserving, as well as a buying guide for purchasing the best cookware and kitchen tools. With so much research, and so many recipes and reminiscences, The Yellow Farmhouse Cookbook really is an act of culinary love and devotion. --Naomi Gesinger
Another great cookbook to sit and read and try out. They test everything and I love how they rate items to use.Published 11 months ago by Katie
Very much like I grew up. Love the old fashioned ways of cooking back on the farm. The stories add so much nostalgia.Published 18 months ago by Mavis Shealy
Only issue was musty smell,which I "fixed" by lightly spraying the pages with Fabreze and standing it open on end!!Published 20 months ago by Carolee
I had been looking for this cookbook ever since I borrowed it from the library and had to return it. Later, I couldn't even find it there to borrow again! I love this book. Read morePublished 23 months ago by MM