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Country Man's Cooking by W. M. W. Fowler

Country Man's Cooking by W. M. W. Fowler

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Country Man's Cooking

by W. M. W. Fowler

Arlington Books, 1965 [First Edition], black and white illustrations at chapter headings, hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions; price-clipped dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some tears, chips, creasing and markings to edges and corners, small markings and tear to front cover (see photographs)

"Here is a cookbook with a difference.  It is a fascinating blend of culinary art, country lore, natural history - and earthy wit!
The author's aim is to instruct in first principles of cookery - so he commences with the live creature - be it a bird, fish or animal - and explains how to snare and shoot, pluck and skin, dissect and joint.  His recipes reflect the succulent wholesomeness of English cooking at its best.
But this is much more than a book of ways and means with food - it is a whole philosophy of life, and Mr. Fowler digresses delightfully.  Native masculine cunning is much in evidence.  Not for him the chore of pastry-making.  Using the gin-bottle as a bait, he lures "Flaky Flossie" along to see to that, while he devotes his attention to what is to go underneath the golden crust."

 

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