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“The Complete Book of Irish Country Cooking- Traditional and Wholesome Recipes from Ireland”   This gorgeous coffee table book written by Darina Allen presents more than 300 recipes for native Irish dishes; embellished with comments, history, and amusing anecdotes from Chef Allen. More than a mere recipe book, it’s a record of how the Irish [...]

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"Preserving Food Without Freezing or Canning..." - The Farmers and Gardeners of Terre Vivante This is a wonderful book of fruit and vegetable preservation secrets collected from readers of the French organic gardening magazine Les Quatres Saisons du Jardinage (Four Season Gardening). The methods described date back literally hundreds of years, but are still in [...]

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As autumn marches forward, wood is being cut and stacked for winter-time use. I grow nostalgic for the enveloping warmth of wood heat and cooking on the wood stove (someday soon with our Waterford Stanley cookstove!). The following book fuels the feeling! "American Wood Heat Cookery" – by Margaret Byrd Adams For anyone interested in [...]