This is a unique and charming collection of cooking and kitchen-based sayings, proverbs and country wisdom. Containing the familiar and the unfamiliar, this mixture of practical tips and amusing anecdotes is the perfect addition to any kitchen. Ruth Binney explores the origin and merits of each saying, often proving that 'old wives' tales' are just as relevant today as they were in times past.It features tips and advice on a wide range of subjects from meat and fish to fruit and veg, cooking methods to kitchen equipment, all the time providing pertinent lessons in the healthier and much less wasteful ways of former generations.Illustrated with delightful line drawings throughout, Wise Words and Country Ways for the Cook is the ideal gift for any cook or nostalgia lover.
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About the Author
Ruth Binney has been collecting old sayings, wisdom and traditional remedies for over 50 years. She holds a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and has been involved in countless publications during her career as an editor. She is the author of six other books for D&C. Ruth lives near Weymouth, Dorset.