You may be asking yourself just how many literary cookbooks could one person possibly own…the answer? Always at least one more.
I swear, it’s an addiction.
So, this is my second Little Women Cookbook (the first one being The Little Women Cookbook and when comparing the two, I would say they are pretty even.
They are both fabulous ways of delving into this classic tale and reinventing the olden recipes.
What I liked about this one is that it gives a lot of context to the old recipes.
Did you know that to brown a dish, people used to heat up a shovel and hover it above the food until the top got crispy? Or that they did unspeakable things to calf-feed in order to make fanciful recipes?
I was horrified, and fascinated and above all curious what the next page would bring.
I loved that Wini spent the time to look into the cookbooks referenced by the March sisters and included recipes throughout the series.
Wini includes menus for different occasions based on what the characters eat and what is time-period appropriate for a picnic or holiday feast. I can’t wait to see what meals taste like!
I do wish there were more recipes (I believe this book only has 60ish) and while I get that the book probably doesn’t have hundreds of dishes mentioned, I would’ve loved to see a few more period-appropriate recipes to round it out.
All in all, this was a fabulous book and highly recommended!!