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

Paperback | September 7, 1989

byBarbara M. Walker

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This award-winning cookbook features more than 100 of the recipes that Laura Ingalls Wilder chronicles in her classic Little House books. A great gift for Little House fans and anyone who wants more information about what life on the praisie was really like.

With this cookbook, you can learn how to make classic frontier dishes like corn dodgers, mincemeat pie, cracklings, and pulled molasses candy. The book also includes excerpts from the Little House books, fascinating and thoroughly researched historical context, and details about the cooking methods that pioneers like Ma Ingalls used, as well as illustrations by beloved artist Garth Williams.

This is a chance to dive into the world of Laura Ingalls Wilder, American pioneer, women's club member, and farm homesteader.

This book has been widely praised and is the winner of the Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The Horn Book praised it as "a culinary and literary feast."

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From daily bread to a full-course Christmas dinner, here are more than 100 recipes introducing the foods and cooking of Laura Ingalls Wilder's pioneer childhood and that of her husband's boyhood on a dairy farm.

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This award-winning cookbook features more than 100 of the recipes that Laura Ingalls Wilder chronicles in her classic Little House books. A great gift for Little House fans and anyone who wants more information about what life on the praisie was really like.With this cookbook, you can learn how to make classic frontier dishes like corn...

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More than 100 recipes introduce the foods and cooking of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s pioneer childhood, chronicled in her classic Little House books.Notable Children’s Books of 1979 (ALA)Best Books of 1979 (SLJ)Notable 1979 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)Children's Books of 1979 (Library of Congress)1980 Western Heritage...

Barbara Walker discovered the "Little House" series when her daughter, Anna, was four and fond of serial stories and kitchen craft. What began as pleasant diversion - recreating frontier food - became serious study for the author after a family trip west by way of some Little House sites. Eight years of intermittent reading, writing, a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.89 inPublished:September 7, 1989Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064460908

ISBN - 13:9780064460903

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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From daily bread to a full-course Christmas dinner, here are more than 100 recipes introducing the foods and cooking of Laura Ingalls Wilder's pioneer childhood and that of her husband's boyhood on a dairy farm.

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“A culinary and literary feast.”