In a Shaker Kitchen
In a Shaker Kitchen gives you 100 recipes from the Shaker tradition. This is a comprehensive cookbook with 65 color photos inside.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 151 pages.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Norma Macmillan
Description: At a time when the trend in the cooking world is "back to basics," there could be no better moment to sample the pleasures of the Shaker table.
In In a Shaker Kitchen, Norma MacMillan presents a collection of 100 recipes inspired by the bountiful fare enjoyed by the Shakers in the middle of the last century. During that time, Shaker cooks were well supplied with abundant raw materials: apples and other fruits from their orchards, honey from their hives, wild and cultivated greens and herbs from their kitchen gardens, a vast variety of vegetables, and rich cream and cheese from their dairies. Shaker cooking represents the best of American country cooking because it is based on homegrown ingredients simply yet lovingly prepared.
The recipes range from hearty soups such as Fresh Corn Chowder to delicious meat, fish, and poultry dishes such as Chicken Potpie and Lamb and Barley Stew, to side dishes such as Potato Cakes with Rosemary. There are also vegetarian delights like Tomato Cream Pie and Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash that are typical of the fare during the Shakers' ten-year experiment with vegetarian cuisine. To complete the collection of recipes, there are mouthwatering cookies and candies such Cinnamon Sour Cream Cookies and Maple Pecan Fudge, tasty cakes and pies such as Rosewater Sponge Cake and the traditional Shaker Lemon Pie, and wholesome breads ranging from Maple Wheaten to Sweet Potato. Every home cook will enjoy preparing these simple delights for friends and family.
Condition: Back cover dust jacket has faded stains. Further good condition.
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