Im going to start blogging short reviews of cookbooks that I’m currently reading through Good Reads. Here’s the very first one!
I picked this book off the bookshelf here at the farm and have been going back to it every other day and reading a bit more.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It’s really nice to lay in bed late at night pouring myself over recipes for elderflower wine, home made sausages and meat pies, and chunky conserves. It’s very well written, and you feel transported back to a time where taking care of your food was a full time job. When households became famous for the cheese they made, and making a nice jar of fruit jam was the only way to get vitamins through the winter. I can practically smell the room that dairy maids made their cheese in while I read this. Lovely pictures, and a great little look into the history of preserving food.
I’m definitely going to buy myself a copy, and if you’re interested in making food The Old Way, it’s worth a look.