Making Do: How to Cook Like a Mountain MeMa
"Don't let the idea of mountain cooking fool you. The recipes have few ingredients, the directions are super easy to follow, and will fill your belly up with some of the best food you ever ate! This is a great cookbook!"
~ From Booksunderreview.com
Beautifully conceived and delivered, this mother-daughter undertaking is a book that can warm both the kitchen and the heart.
Tasty Appalachian recipes and authentic stories of mountain living are brought together here in this book inspired by a way of life forgotten in the fast-paced modern world. Generations in the making, this collection of old-timey favorites takes us on a culinary journey to a vanishing past, back to a life driven by necessity and the principles of making do.
From simple dishes like Fried Green Tomatoes to those that take a little more effort but are definitely worth the work (Molasses and Apple Butter Cake comes to mind), you'll find delicious meals to grace your table and accompanying vignettes to warm your heart. And all the recipes in this book are from scratch, just like the way real MeMas up on the Blue Ridge did it "back then" and even today. So join our kitchen, the kitchen of a mountain MeMa, and savor a taste of the past.
A sampling of our recipes:
Apple Butter, Deviled Eggs, Chicken and Dumplings, Souse Meat, Frog Legs, Fried Squirrel and Gravy, Potato Cakes, Fried Apple Pies, Blackberry Cobbler, Rhubarb Pie, Leather Britches, Buckwheat Pancakes, and many, many more.
6 x 9 Softcover