My favorite fun cookbook and handbook Oct 12, 2007
I had this book many years ago and lost my copy and am replacing it. It is one of the most fun and factual books I have ever owned. The information is entirely true and very useful and I have used the receipes many times. The fun part is the information about areas that most of us have no knowledge of and are not likely to. She tells us more about the practical guides to living off the land than we will need in many cases and does it in a way that is totally human and does not make us think that she is too good to even be imparting the information to us mortals. I love her style of writing and her down to earth attitude toward life in general. The openness about her own experiences was totally charming and disarming and I loved every minute of the book. If I could praise it any stronger I would. I am also proud to say that my Mother owns a personally signed copy of the first edition and it is one of our most prized possessions. Carla Emery has every reason to be very proud of this lovely, entertaining and very practical book.