by Lela Nargi
This delightful and nostalgic cookbook includes over 300 Blue Ribbon recipes for feeding folks—and in some cases, a lot of folks—during the harvest months. Some of the recipes will help you put together a simple, informal hot meal for friends and family; others will help you figure out what to do with your own garden and farmer’s market bounty; and still others will help you solve the riddle of what to bring along to, or even cook over an open flame.
Serve up a piece of the past as you savor the flavor of farm kitchen cooking! Long before the Internet and high-speed travel connected us all, The Farmers Wife magazine gave hard-working rural women a place to find and share advice about everything from raising chickens to running a farm kitchen.
All of the recipes in the following four cookbooks first appeared on the pages of The Farmer’s Wife magazine. The classic recipes in these cookbooks have been adapted for the needs of the modern kitchen, but they still preserve the flavor of a life dedicated to feeding not just the family, but also the nation.