A companion to Cadron Creek’s Prairie Primer
The Little House Cookbook, paperback
Frontier Foods from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Classic Stories
By Barbara M. Walker
It’s history. It’s cooking. It’s both all wrapped up into one fun book! Learn that a pound of good butter could cost as much as a nice dress. Make the ginger water Laura brought to Pa in the field and the vanity cakes Ma made for Laura’s birthday party.
The world Laura entered in 1867 was a world without wrapped candy bars, canned soda pop, packaged ic
03/05/2011 – by Mrs. White from http://thelegacyofhome.blogspot.com/2011/02/prairie-primer.html
This charming book includes plenty of recipes and information about what people ate in the 1800’s and how they prepared their food. The book is subtitled as: “Frontier Foods from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Classic Stories.” You’ll learn about social customs, food storage, and how they prepared a variety of recipes. You’ll also get to try these out for yourself since modern explanations are included. Two of my favorite recipes are: Heart Shaped Cakes (p. 200) and Light Biscuits (p. 72)! In Chapter 8, “Thirst Quenchers and Treats,” starts with a charming sentence:
“The world Laura entered in 1867 was a world without wrapped candy bars, canned soda pop, packaged ice cream and frozen layer cakes.”
Readers get quite an education from this valuable book!