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Bentley Farm Cookbook

Bentley, Virginia Williams

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ISBN 10: 039519394X / ISBN 13: 9780395193945
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company., Boston., 1974
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Trade paperback, oversized, 8.5x11in. Glued binding. 368 p. Color wraparound photo cover: the farm. Audience: General/trade. Cooking: Compiled from friends, fantasy, and formidable family fare, Vermont's Virginia Bentley presents here, in a neat hand-written style, a warm, productive approach to cooking for novices to experienced. She is creative, responsive to the abundance around her, and encouraging. Simply a classic by the author of "Let Herbs Do It." Her Household hints section includes "Plants that repel pests, " Housebuilding and remodeling, and "Dinner for Diplomats, " a menu. Mint, did 'ya know? , will repel mice and members of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, whose early zealousness ripped up beds of mint, associating it with bourbon. Her ingredients are not always fresh, but often canned or frozen; and her advice is intelligent and both time-honored and practical because it works. Also, expect the unexpected. Enjoy her notes. Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Clearly well-used: spine creasing, food prep spots, short page corner turn-downs. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.110010003867

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Title: Bentley Farm Cookbook

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company., Boston.

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Wraps

Illustrator: Cantarella, Virginia Hoyt (Drawings by), ans Carpenter, Dick (Jenks Studio photography by)

Edition: 3rd printing..

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Helpful household and kitchen hints accompany recipes for New England dishes from appetizers and sandwiches to preserves and sauces

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