Ruskin Bond The Landour Cookbook: Over Hundred Years of Hillside Cooking

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Ruskin Bond The Landour Cookbook: Over Hundred Years of Hillside Cooking
About Book:
In the 1920s Mrs. Lucas, wife of the pastor of Kellogg Church in Landour joined Irene Parker, the wife of Allen Parker, principal of Woodstock School to form a reading club. They would meet every week at the new Community Centre (built-in 1928) and soon created a cookbook, sharing favorite recipes from the homes of the others living in the hillside. First published in 1930, the book was not only an invaluable collection of tried and tested recipes but also an infallible guide to homemaking and entertaining, with household hints, nutrition information, and cooking methods at high altitudes. This was the age of no refrigerators and makeshift ovens on stovetops so a lot of practical information about substitutes and methods was also included. For example, cream of tartar was available only in a chemist shop help on these matters was also provided in The Landour Cook Book. The book was a labor of love as the ladies volunteered their time and efforts to jointly work on the project, the sales from the book went back to the reading club. Most of the recipes had the name (sometimes just the initials) of the contributor, so if you always loved Mrs. Rice's coffee cake you now had her recipe. Nearly a century later The Landour Cookbook remains a useful and charming cookbook that holds the secret recipes of so many families that made the quaint Landour their home.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ 8174361634
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Lotus (30 March 2005)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9788174361639
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-8174361639
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 222 g
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 20.3 x 25.4 x 4.7 cm
Author: Ruskin Bond

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