This falls quite definitely into two parts,- the first, nostalgic reminiscences of a country kitchen, of endless supplies of thick country cream, plenty of fresh eggs, an old fashioned range, and equipment that gives today's inadequacies of space another black mark. As for the time element- well, few lives offer the available hours Aunt Ella seemed to delight in spending in her sunny farm kitchen. Her results sound alluring- but oh so fattening... The second part is the text of Aunt Ella's cookbook. I found myself dipping back into the opening section to make sure this, that or the other could be found among the recipes. They are all there, from soups and breads, to pickles, relishes, sweets, drinks, and household hints that are actually different.