THE LAZY DAYS OF SUMMER COOKBOOK: A Celebration of Summer's Bounty by Jane Watson Hopping

THE LAZY DAYS OF SUMMER COOKBOOK: A Celebration of Summer's Bounty

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For fans of the ""Pioneer Lady,"" another nostalgic collection (after The Country Mother's Cookbook, 1991) of country-style recipes (heavy in the sweets department), sentimental verse (by James Whitcomb Riley and the like), memories of simple pleasures and special celebrations from a Thirties childhood (with family anecdotes from further back), and old illustrations to match. The recipes are for genuine old favorites or worthy family favorites; the rest is shameless mush--but the combination seems to have worked so far, and the summer setting here--with its ice-cream socials and gazebo tea and Fourth-of-July picnic--is a natural one for Hopping's traffic in fond recollections.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1992
Page count: 336pp
Publisher: Villard/Random House