Synopses & Reviews
A wood cookstove, for me?
Sure, if you like delicious food, want to save money, and believe that a stove should do more than cook food.
But isn't it difficult to use?
There are some techniques to learn, and they're described in this book. Take Jane Cooper's warm hand and be guided into the world of woodstove cookery. You'll learn how to buy a stove, new or used, how to set it up, how to fuel it for various uses, how to keep it clean and in peak operating condition.
And how to cook on it?
Yes, a lot about that. And dozens of recipes, with emphasis on cooking best adapted to the kitchen range -- baking bread that tastes as good as it smells, cooking stews that gain goodness in hours on the back of the stove, roasting meats. Mouthwatering dishes that would make even Grandma envious. And you know how Grandma used to cook.
Who is the author, Jane Cooper?
She 's a professional writer with a lot of experience using a wood range. Before writing this she called on wood cookstove cooks across the nation, and they responded with recipes, ideas, warnings, hints. Only then did she sit down -- at the kitchen table, of course -- and write this book that is a source of both knowledge and enjoyment.
Fire up your woodstove and get cooking In this informative and inspiring guide, Jane Cooper brings together dozens of recipes and expert tips from seasoned woodstove cooks. Keep your kitchen warm and cozy as you whip up breakfast pancakes, mouthwatering roasted meats, delicious pies, and irresistible loaves of freshly baked bread. With plenty of advice on buying, installing, and maintaining your woodstove, you'll be sure to enjoy cooking over a controlled, crackling fire for years to come.
Filled with tips on buying, setting up, cleaning, and enjoying a woodstove with breakfast, dinner, and dessert recipes from Cooper's eclectic collection.
About the Author
Jane Cooper is a professional writer with much experience using a wood range. Before writing Woodstone Cookery, she advised other wood cookstove cooks and gained many recipes, ideas, warnings and tips to include in her book. Jane says,"In the past century, technology has accelerated at a dizzying rate freeing us from countless laborsome tasks but some tasks, though they take more effort, offer greater rewards when done the old-fashioned way."
Table of Contents
Parts of the Stove
Getting the Stove
Care and Cleaning
Getting the Fire Going
Other Uses of the Stove
Now You're Cooking
Soups and Stews
Main Dishes: Top-Of-The-Stove, Wok, and Baked
Cheese and Eggs
Broiling and Roasting
Homemade Soap and Other Sundries