The Little House Cookbook: Frontier Foods from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Classic Stories

by Barbara M Walker

Paperback, 1989

Status

Available

Local notes

641.5 Wal

Collection

Publication

HarperCollins (1989), Edition: 3, 256 pages

Description

Recipes based on the pioneer food written about in the "Little House" books of Laura Ingalls Wilder, along with quotes from the books and descriptions of the food and cooking of pioneer times.

Original language

English

Original publication date

1979

Physical description

256 p.; 7 inches

ISBN

0064460908 / 9780064460903

UPC

783324889840

Barcode

4755

User reviews

LibraryThing member sagrundman
This is a cookbook that contains recipes and information about cooking in the time of Laura Ingalls Wilder. While they may not be the actual recipes that were used, they are accurate recipes for the time period. The author also explains the kitchen of then vs. the kitchen of now . It is very for children to see the differences because it helps make the books and history real to them. The books itself is organized fairly well. It is split up into different categories like "Foods from the Tilled Fields" which are all recipes using things like grains and corns. There are some problems with organization in the fact that some recipes call for other recipes in different parts of the book which you then have to flip to. The author pulls in quotes from the books to help place where the food can be found in the Little House Books. This can be useful for a teacher or parent who is trying to tie the books into. The recipes will have somethings that are hard to find in modern supermarkets. I had lots of fun as a child with my mom, my third grade teacher, and my grandma doing recipes from this book. I feel that it is a good book for family time and family activities. A middle school age child should be able to understand everything in the book, but it is just more fun to use it in a group!… (more)
LibraryThing member ShawnMarie
If you are a fan of the Little House books (not the TV show) then you will appreciate this cookbook. Cooks, however, will hate this book because the recipes are generally awful. If you have kids this is a fun book to have on hand while reading the series to further explore the life of LIW.
LibraryThing member MrsLee
This is a great go-along with the Little House stories. Which are great if you are studying pioneers. We loved the books and the cookbook. The recipes are very good.
LibraryThing member sbigger
This is a cookbook that contains recipes and information about cooking in the time of Laura Ingalls Wilder. While they may not be the actual recipes that were used, they are accurate recipes for the time period. The author also explains the kitchen of then vs. the kitchen of now . It is very for children to see the differences because it helps make the books and history real to them. The books itself is organized fairly well. It is split up into different categories like "Foods from the Tilled Fields" which are all recipes using things like grains and corns. There are some problems with organization in the fact that some recipes call for other recipes in different parts of the book which you then have to flip to. The author pulls in quotes from the books to help place where the food can be found in the Little House Books. This can be useful for a teacher or parent who is trying to tie the books into. The recipes will have somethings that are hard to find in modern supermarkets. I had lots of fun as a child with my mom, my third grade teacher, and my grandma doing recipes from this book. I feel that it is a good book for family time and family activities. A middle school age child should be able to understand everything in the book, but it is just more fun to use it in a group!… (more)
LibraryThing member Cheryl_in_CC_NV
I had forgotten about this until I started sorting a whole batch of clippings &etc. to organize my recipes. These recipes aren't exceptionally healthy, but they're inexpensive. More importantly, the heritage of the American frontier home kitchen is wonderfully valuable and interesting. If I liked keeping books instead of releasing them via bookcrossing.com, this is one I'd put on my shelves. Especiallly note Cambric Tea and Fried Apples & Onions.… (more)
LibraryThing member katieloucks
Nice cookbook!
LibraryThing member 1Avidfan
This book gives an insight into the hard life of pioneers in our country. Though the recipes have been adjusted so modern cooks can prepare them, they still can give the reader a good glimpse of the past. The truly adventuresome could prepare these recipes over an open camping fire, using cooking implements similar to those used during the times of the LITTLE HOUSE BOOKS by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The author of this cookbook includes a lot of historical information as well as passages and explanations from the LITTLE HOUSE BOOKS.… (more)

Pages

256

Rating

(75 ratings; 3.9)
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