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THE LAZY DAYS OF SUMMER COOKBOOK by Jane Watson Hopping

THE LAZY DAYS OF SUMMER COOKBOOK

A Celebration of Summer's Bounty

By Jane Watson Hopping

Pub Date: May 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-679-40336-1
Publisher: Villard

 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. (Fifty halftones, fifty line drawings--not seen.)