A Midwest Gardeneras Cookbook (Paperback)

By Marian K. Towne, Ellen Walsh (Illustrator)

Indiana University Press, 9780253210562, 304pp.

Publication Date: April 22, 1996

List Price: 24.95*
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... speaks eloquently to anyone who resolves to live close to the earth, and to eat well and frugally." --Indianapolis Monthly

"Marian Towne has done a superb--and witty--job " --The Weedpatch Gazette

This marvelous cookbook, the product of 50 years of cookery according to seasonal principles, contains hundreds of recipes for more than 90 different fruits, vegetables, and herbs (including such wild crops as mulberries, pawpaws, and violets), locally grown and used at their peak of flavor and freshness. Take it with you as you stroll through the local farmer's market, or consult it after bringing in the harvest from your own garden.

About the Author

MARIAN K. TOWNE was born in South Dakota during the Great Depression. In her Mennonite farm family, wasting food was anathema. Wherever she has lived in the Midwest, she and her family have purchased locally grown fresh produce, gardened, and cooked. She is also the author of Bread of Life, Diaries and Memories of a Dakota Family, 1936-1945 and The Onliest One Alive: Surviving Jonestown, Guyana.