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Hardcover Honest to Goodness: Honestly Good Food from Mr. Lincoln's Hometown Book

ISBN: 0962478806

ISBN13: 9780962478802

Honest to Goodness: Honestly Good Food from Mr. Lincoln's Hometown

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Book Overview

Honest to Goodness celebrates honestly good food from Mr. Lincoln's hometown: native Illinois pork, beef, corn, garden-crisp vegetables, dew-fresh strawberries, and rich, ethnic dishes inspired by the country's forebears. A Winner of the 1990 Midwest Regional Tabasco Community Cookbook Award, the book features excellent recipes, beautiful artwork, and historical commentary that impart the rich history of Illinois's capital city.

Customer Reviews

4 ratings

Best cookbook I have

This is the best cookbook in my collection. I am from Springfield and every recipe is a hit! There are many casserole type dishes that are wonderful and great for a busy Mom to prepare. This is a must for any busy Mom wanting to make great meals for their family!

My favorite cook book ever

I was given this book years ago as a gift when moving away from IL. I have well over 40 cookbooks in my collection. This one is, by far, my favorite. All recipes are easy to prepare and each one has been a hit in our home. I LOVE this cookbook. In the past, I have purchased cookbooks by favorite cooks, only to be disappointed to find many recipes are out of the ordinary fare, which have gone over like a lead balloon with my children. I have yet to prepare something from this book, which my children won't eat. It is a true representation of midwestern favorite foods. The potato soup recipe is a favorite at out house.

2005 Writers Notes Book Award Winner

It's a pity Abe Lincoln wasn't much of a gourmet. His hometown of Springfield had wonderful recipes. Honest to Goodness covers the gamut of the Midwestern dining experience. The soups and breads, like many of the main courses, service both everyday and elegant occasions. This cookbook is simple, appealing, and full of charming Abe stories to make it a great read as well.

Honest to Goodness is very true..........

I am a Springfield, Illinois native and can tell you that these recipes are well known in the Springfield area. The recipes in this book are very very good.Some of my favorites include.....Lemon Shake-Ups as seen at the Illinois State Fair, Steak Diane as served at Baur's On the Green, Funnel Cakes And the all time Springfield favorite... HORSESHOES... if you don't know what this is I urge you to buy the book for that recipe alone! You will love it!
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