The Landour Cookbook Over Hundred Years Of Hillside Cooking

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The Landour Cookbook Over Hundred Years Of Hillside Cooking
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 favourite 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 stove tops 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 's help on these matters was also provided in The Landour Cook Book. The book was a labour 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.
About the Author
Ruskin Bond and Ganesh Saili share a love for good food 's the only difference being that Ganesh cooks and Ruskin devours it. Ruskin Bond admits that he has no business collaborating on an introduction to a cookery book since the extent of his culinary efforts goes no further than boiling an egg. Ganesh, on the other hand, has been known to cook everything from Banana Fritters to Mutton Chops. Over a period of forty years, they have been collecting Mussoorie and Landour memorabilia 's old photographs, recipes, menu cards, coasters, place-mats, bar stools and bar flies! A lot of this collection went into the making of Mussoorie & Landour: Days of Wine and Roses which is a collector's item today. Ganesh has also done some picture books which Ruskin uses on stormy nights to keep his door from blowing open. When it isn't windy, he appreciates the pictures! Of course in revenge, Ganesh makes a castle out of Ruskin's 100 odd published titles and waits for the breeze to knock it down! Ganesh has done Our Enduring Bond, a quaint out-of-focus pictorial biography of his author friend.
TitleThe Landour Cookbook Over Hundred Years Of Hillside Cooking
Author NameEdited And Introduced By Ruskin Bond & Ganesh Saili
Total No. of Pages256
BindingPaperback with Flap
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