How to brine, brew, salt, smoke, dry, pot, press, pickle and preserve- all in your own modern kitchen.
This charming cookbook is one of the major sources of inspiration for our fascination with "Old World" living. Chock full of incredible photographs, beautiful illustrations, inspiring and entertaining quotes and thoughts about country living, and of course many recipes for classic Old World dishes like lemon curd, basic cheeses, pasta dishes, homemade herbal butters and rustic breads... we have spent literally house pouring through the pages of this priceless book. We have been scouring the web for vintage copies of this lovely publication, and we're so happy to make them available to you! A dust jacket will accompany each book, but we think it's so much prettier without. You will not regret adding this cookbook to your collection. It is so beautiful it would make quite a lovely coffee table book.
"Everyone has a picture of how a country kitchen should look... it's a phrase as clustered with associations, as a berry bush with fruit. Usually it is an old settled place which comes to mind: a flagged floor smoothed into hollows by the passing of countless feet, vast plank table scoured to a pale straw color, a round faced clock companionably ticking and set into the chimney breast, and that tyrant of the old country kitchen, the cast-iron range whose needs, moods and eccentricities must be faithfully served if the bread is not to scorch and kettles refuse to boil. Scrubbed, sanded, scoured and swabbed almost to colorlessness over the years, the gentle austerity of the place is brightened here and there by copper pans big enough to bathe a baby in, burnished strings of onions, a bunch of dried herbs, the best china set out against the dark wood dresser. For comfort, a wooden chair eased by sagging cushions, and beneath it, a scuffed rag rug. Some features of this imagined kitchen would change from one part of the world to the other, but not the essentials..." -Jacosta Innes, Notes from a Country Kitchen
Her words make my heart sing and I think they will inspire you as well! We hope you'll make this delightful book a part of your own cookbook collection.
Printed in Italy. 248 pages.