Author(s): Natalie Oldfield
Mouth-watering recipes from a disappearing era: at 95 years old, the lovely Dulcie May Booker shares her 76 best recipes and cooking tips in this handsome volume peppered with reminiscences and photographs of her life as dressmaker, market gardener and homemaker extraordinaire. Compiled by Dulcie's granddaughter, talented 'foodie' Natalie Oldfield, this cookbook will satisfy the current interest in traditional cookery in a personal way, by focusing on one woman's authentic, tried-and-true versions of everyone's favourite dishes. Many will be able to identify with Dulcie's story of a life filled with 'labours of love' and sustained by land and sea - or recognise it as similar to that of their own 'Gran'. Beautifully-produced and laden with at least one gorgeous full page image per recipe, Gran's Kitchen is practical nostalgia: it contains easy-to-follow instructions on how to make Dulcie's excellent, classic fare, from hearty fisherman breakfasts to dance supper dainties, as well as Dulcie's secrets to award-winning baking, cooking and preserves.
Continuing the home cooks' tradition of sharing recipes with each other, tucked in with Dulcie's recipes are favourites from family and friends, some old, some new.
Full of simple and easy to follow recipes; Learn how to make your favourite childhood recipes at home; A beautiful cookbook full of wonderful family love and community spirit.
Dulcie May Booker was born in 1913 into a farming family and started cooking as a child on her family's coal range. She has raised four children with her husband Fred and also been the local neighbourhood hairdresser and dancehall decorator. Natalie Oldfield lives in Auckland, New Zealand. Born with her family's passion for food, she has long experience in hospitality, including establishing several corporate cafes and function venues.