Even if you’ve never toured the beautiful Vermont countryside and sampled the wonderful North Country cuisine you will love this comprehensive cookbook. The title is: “Mrs. Appleyard’s Family Kitchen – A Treasury of Vermont Country Recipes”. It is a hard copy with green boards. It has white text on the spine. It retains its original dust jacket with a picture of an old black stove piled with beautiful baskets of fruits and vegetables. The dust jacket is in rough shape with tears on the bottom and top edges. It was published by Vermont Life Magazine, 61 Elm Street, Montpelier, Vermont, copyright 1977. It is a Second Printing 1984.
The book includes recipes for appetizers, baking, beverages, cakes, cheese, cookies, desserts, eggs, fish, grains, herbs, meat, pies, poultry, preserves, puddings, salads, sauces and gravies, and vegetables. Louise Andrew Kent was a remarkable lady from the small Vermont village of Kents Corner who for years, using the name of “Mrs. Appleyard”, wrote the quarterly feature on food for Vermont Life magazine, as well as several books. The recipes in this book were gathered from generations of the Kent family. There is a full index. There are 373 pages.
It measures approximately 11” by 8”. The corners are slightly bumped, the inside is nice and clean except for a minor stain or two and a few page corners are turned.