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Little Old Lady Recipes: Comfort Food and Kitchen Table Wisdom Hardcover – November 1, 2011
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About the Author
Michael E. Reali is a fervent photographer, intermittent painter, incidental mosaicist, desultory traveler, casual gourmand, and practiced chef who once spent a night trapped on a mountainside in Greece with a bull. A native of Philadelphia, his work can be seen on murals throughout the city as well as in the book Old Man Drinks, an assignment that landed him much acclaim and a stint at Betty Ford.
Mr. Reali possesses a degree in fine art as well as an extra bit of pancreas, making him a curiosity of modern medicine. All of Mr. Reali’s proceeds from this book will go to his favorite charity: The Feed Mike Reali Fund.
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What the Heck Happened to Food?
Breakfasts and Coffee Klatch
Soups, Salads, and Casseroles
Appetizers and Refreshments
Suppers and Side Dishes
Sweets and Treats
Index of Recipes
About the Author and Photographer
Top Customer Reviews
We love the simplicity of this book, where most of the recipes have no more than 5 or 6 ingredients. How about eggs in a nest for breakfast or tuna salad sandwich with refrigerator pickles for lunch? Pot roast is among the many ultimate comfort food suppers offered here, along with a good array of classic sweets, including Lemon Meringue Pie, Molasses cookies and Homemade Ice Cream.Little Old Lady Recipes provides great inspiration for fixing those work-weary days when you wonder, what shall I cook and in the pages here you can find comforting food ideas that will remind you of a kinder, gentler time.
...and they got rave reviews. I brought the book to our next meeting and all the women agreed that they liked the pictures (many of them looked remarkably like us!), the sayings (we've been known to deliver a line or two ourselves) and, of course, the recipes. At least two of the women there took down the information to get a copy of their own.
My only suggestion is that it would be more useful in the kitchen if it had a spiral binding. Because the book is fairly compact and has a hard cover binding, it's difficult keeping it open to a recipe page, but there are ways around that. All in all, a delightful "comfort book" filled with all sorts of "comfort food."
All of the recipes in Little Old Lady Recipes are time tested and solid and will possibly bring back some treasured memories. There are ideas for every time of the day, from Blueberry Muffins and Applesauce for breakfast to Pound Cake and Lemon Meringue Pie for dessert. Little Old Lady Recipes would be a wonderful gift to anyone young or old that appreciates good old home cooking!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you're looking for "health food," this isn't it. But if you want simple recipes reminiscent of the days when life was simpler, this is a fun book.Published 12 months ago by Sandra Killick
I love this little book. The stories are wonderful. If you love cookbooks with stories about recipes or otherwise in the cookbook, this is a keeper. Great recipes too!!!Published 20 months ago by Karen Berti
The book was smaller than I expected, but is just as adorable as I'd hoped. The recipient will definitely enjoy this.Published 23 months ago by clh123
I loved this book - both recipes & text. I collect cook books & this one is unique. I do wish the photos had been identified on the page it was printed, however. Read morePublished on March 9, 2013 by Carol Griest
This is perfect for comfort recipes! The pictures and quotes are so cute. Totally a fun cook book and worth it!Published on March 2, 2013 by jen
Let me start by saying I haven't made any recipes from the book. Yes, some of them are incredibly simple, but how many people these days know how to make oatmeal, beyond opening a... Read morePublished on October 1, 2012 by stephaniebrown