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Monday, February 28, 2011

Honey Cookbook from the 70s

My mother found an old cookbook in her bookcase (she has shelves and shelves of cookbooks) and gave it to me. I am thrilled. It was published in 1978 - doesn't say so anywhere in the book, but that's what Amazon says.

It is chock full of recipes for cooking with honey and all of them appeal to me. I can't wait to cook out of it. It's hard to find such a comprehensive collection - from salads to desserts and beverages. At the beginning is a rather good description of the beehive and of the basic operations of the hive. There's even a description of the waggle dance!

He talks about honey, mead, vinegar and gives some old, old recipes for mead.

I am a bread baker so I immediately turned to the bread section. There are twenty pages of bread recipes! I know where my next bread recipe will be found.

I noticed for anyone drawn to this wonderful book that there are used copies on Amazon and on Bookfinder.com.  They aren't expensive - around $4 - $13.  The author is Joe Parkhill.
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  1. Anonymous9:59 PM

    Oh my gosh!! I just love those recipes because they really use a nice amount of honey and they also have such simple ingredients.

    Thanks for sharing this book. I might have to order this as well.

    Annette from Placerville, California

  2. yummy, warm honey bread sounds good.

  3. Anonymous8:04 AM

    nice post


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