COME'N GET IT: FAVORITE RANCH RECIPES
Volume 12 Number 1
The formula for this cookbook could well be as follows: take the Canadian ranch tales of the pioneer era, add the robust recipes from their kitchens, and stir well. The historical information has been gleaned from letters, diaries, and personal accounts and is related in humorous style. The five chapters with titles such as "Bullwhackers, Cowboys and Bachelors," "Spin'r and Grab," or "Social Gatherings and Special Occasions," yield facts concerning chuck wagon cooks, brandings, and other customs of that era. Black-and-white photos accompany most stories. Due to circumstances, the food was plain but it did have stick-to-the-ribs quality. "Turnip Puff," "Preserved Ginger Cake," "Saskatoon Pie," and "Roasted Wild Duck" have a live-off-the-land quality, and all are easy enough to guarantee cooking success. Because of the scarcity of citrus fruit then, the "Orange Charlotte" would be the most exotic recipe.
The plastic coil format allows the book to lie flat. Recipes, printed in easily read type, are in both metric and imperial measurements. An index ensures easy reference, and the comprehensive bibliography encourages in-depth research. Excellent resource material for Canadian studies units.
Jackie Black, Westgate C. V. I., Thunder Bay, ON.
1971-1979 | 1980-1985 | 1986-1990 | 1991-1995
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