Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I can't begin to tell you just how excited I was to receive this book! I have a passion for cookbooks and the title just seemed so incredible to me! I got the book in the mail and immediately opened it up, I was like a little kid on Christmas morning, LOL! The author describes her life with severe allergies. Although we're blessed not to have severe allergies, I found this very interesting and do believe we need to be more aware of the chemicals and additives that we ingest on a daily basis! Now, on to the book. First let me say, I think the title of the book is very catching and very "homey" feeling, that is what intrigued me the most! After looking through the recipes and trying some, I was left sadly, very disappointed! A lot of the recipes called for weird and odd ingredients. I was sad to see lard listed. Do they even sell that stuff anymore? Yes, my grandmother may have used lard, but I refuse to cook with that for my family.
I received a complimentary copy of Grandma's Back to Basics All Natural More than Just a Cookbook as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team. Visit dorrancebookstore.com to learn how you can become a member of the Book Review Team.