FOOD FROM AN AMERICAN FARM by Janeen Arletta Sarlin


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 Vegetables gussied up with butter, cream, and lard; oodles and oodles of cookies, cakes, and pies (``Grams'' baked pie almost every day of her married life); main dishes of home-butchered beef, ham, and pork, and kitchen-hatched chickens: This diet re-created from the author's and her mother's childhoods on a Minnesota dairy farm must violate most of the Surgeon General's guidelines for today's more sedentary population; but its genuine recipe relics--a few dreadful but most good country fare--are well worth trying on occasion. And the book, with its family photos, memories of family- farm operations, and contextual notes for every family recipe, caters to the current nostalgic mood.

Pub Date: Aug. 5th, 1991
ISBN: 0-671-68499-X
Page count: 400pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 1991