The Highlander's Cookbook - Recipes from Scotland - 1960s Scottish Cookbook - First Edition
These recipes are all authentic. Some are typical fare from the crofts, the small farms of the Highlands. Others are direct descendants of foods served to the kings of Scotland. But all are adapted to the confines of modern American cooking equipment, supplies and terminology. (from the Introduction)
In this vintage Scottish cookbook, published in 1966, Sheila MacNiven Cameron takes readers on a culinary tour through the rugged and hardy food history of Scotland. Influenced by the French as well as the British, foods of the Scottish Highlands relied heavily on what was available right in the local vicinity - fish, kale, potatoes, baked goods and locally raised sheep and cattle, it is a style of cuisine with simple ingredients and comforting character.
Here, you'll find recipes for scones and gingerbread, roast venison and hot pot, leek pie and tossed nettles. You'll learn a little bit about the history behind these local favorites as well as some stories and lore that both inspired the author and the recipe selections. A marvel of a collection, this cookbook is a lovely tribute to the classic food of a region that often gets overshadowed by English or Irish food.
- First edition
- Published by The Ward Ritchie Press
- 113 pages
- Blank notes section at the end of the book
- Illustrated throughout by Mario Casetta
You can always tell which cookbooks are true treasured and trusted friends in the kitchen by the condition in which they are kept. This cookbook has seen lots of adventures in its day and bears some cooking spots and stains to prove it. Most of these markings occur in the baking sections where scones, dundee cake and shortbread cookies were regularly consulted. Handwritten notes accompany a few recipes and some pages bear a little crinkle to their pages from water or steam. The spine seam is coming apart a little bit on the cover and there is light foxing a few pages. Other than that, the spine is tight, all pages are intact and recipes are easy to read. Please see photos.
Measures 5.75" inches (width) x 9.5" inches (length) x .5" inches (depth)
With its cute tartan cover and and retro spine design, this cookbook is as much a beauty for photo-shoots as it is for cooking endeavors. Whether you are a food blogger, a traveler or a native of the highlands yourself, this cookbook will take you on a little adventure to a magical part of the world where food and folklore meet at the corner of happy and hearty.