Cooking in Upcountry Pennsylvania

The recipes in the Cooking in Upcountry Pennsylvania cookbook are likened to English-Scotch-Irish cuisine and focus on the Pennsylvania Dutch up country cooking style. This cookbook is signed by the author Mildred Haney Ryerson on her bio page. This book is out-of-printed and considered scarce. 


Format: Softcover spiral bound, 303 pages 

Copyright: 1979 

Publisher: Mildred Haney Ryerson 

Author: Mildred Haney Ryerson 

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Description: This cookbook showcases Pennsylvania "up country" cooking, as contrasted with the more familiar "Down country" cooking, strongly Pennsylvania Dutch-oriented. Pennsylvania Dutch cooking at its best is delightful, but even its most zealous proponents recognize that for many tastes it is too rich and loaded with calories. The up country is its own peculiar kind of place, partly Pennsylvania Dutch, to be sure, but also in some measure English-Scotch-Irish. 

This is reflected in the foods and recipes the author, Mildred Ryerson has selected for her cookbook, each recipe a degree of lingering tradition, but few any longer purely regional. As a onetime pastry chef at a popular restaurant catering to the clientele of up country, down country, and outlander-vacationers in the Poconos, Mrs. Ryerson is in an unparalleled position to know what people like to eat when given their choice, especially in the items they select to top off their meal. 

This volume is a translation of such preferences into recipes -- the kind that once kept customers coming back to Besecker's at Snydersville year after year and which now enables the home cook to turn out perfect specimens on a smaller scale. 


Condition: Good condition. Minor shelf wear. 

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