The Little House Cookbook: Frontier Foods From Laura Ingalls Wilder's Classic Stories by Barbara M WalkerThe Little House Cookbook: Frontier Foods From Laura Ingalls Wilder's Classic Stories by Barbara M Walker

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

byBarbara M Walker

Paperback | September 7, 1989

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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 prairie 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."

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...
Title:The Little House Cookbook: Frontier Foods From Laura Ingalls Wilder's Classic StoriesFormat: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


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Great little book for pre-teen
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best cookbook to read use If you are a reader of the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder you will have remembered reading about a lot of food depicted in the series. Barbara Walker has found and tested the recipes for the homemade goodies that will spark a session in the kitchen. She also includes explanations about cookery in frontier times that will interest fans as well as cooks.
Date published: 2013-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 'a warm & delightful book' the Little House Cookbook blends Walker's considerable historical research; plenty of hands-on testing of vintage recipes and adjustments for modern kitchens; and a great deal of the delight and joy that she and her young daughter must have shared as Walker prepared the book. thorough, detailled, with Garth Homer's original illustrations throughout, and relevant quotes from each of the Little House books to introduce each recipe... this book is a real gem. offers a creative way for fans to smell, taste, and enjoy a little piece of their heroine's world, Laura's pioneer life. full stars and celebrations all around..
Date published: 2009-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Charming!!! I flipped through my childhood copy of this so many times that it started to fall apart and I had to buy a new one! The book is filled with quotes and illustrations from the books, but this is not just filler - there is also stacks of recipes. I loved the old-fashioned nature of the recipes and tried dozens of them (with varying degrees of success - I was a child!). I still think about making Vanity Cakes again, and I regularly make the Light Bread - which is fantastic. I highly recommend this, even for non-fans who are looking for a collection of traditional pioneer recipes, from head cheese to old-fashioned doughnuts.
Date published: 2009-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bettter Then I Expected This cookbook is filled with little snipits from the Little House books and great history lessons about how the recipes were orginally made. It is great for someone just learning to cook or the experienced. A very cute little cookbook for anyone.
Date published: 2008-02-16

From Our Editors

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.

Editorial Reviews

“A culinary and literary feast.”