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The Farmhouse Kitchen

The Farmhouse Kitchen

By Mary Norwak

Published 1991

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Whether the windows of her kitchen overlook a green, growing field in Yorkshire or the tall golden wheat of Kansas, the country woman has a bond with her counterparts all over the world. She knows the bounty of the land, but also the fickleness of weather and its effect on crops and income. No small contribution to the success of the family enterprise are the meals she daily prepares to nourish and please her family, the farm’s production team.
The country woman is perhaps the most creative of all good cooks. She works from a pantry supplied by Nature as well as the supermarket. When the garden or orchard or barnlot provides certain foods plentifully, she must serve them often. And her ingenuity creates the variety that keeps them from becoming monotonous. Thrifty by nature, she has a knack that other cooks might well envy.