The Classic Hoosier Cookbook

The Classic Hoosier Cookbook

Edited by Elaine Lumbra
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 04/15/2018
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-03343-7
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Long before there were television channels devoted to cooking or eating strange new food, the art of cooking could be found right in your own hometown. Beloved and at last back in print, The Classic Hoosier Cookbook is a treasure trove of mouthwatering recipes handed down from generation to generation by Hoosiers across the state. This cookbook has it all: the best biscuits ever; delicious casseroles for every occasion; page after page of tasty, time-tested desserts; and a zillion ways to turn beef, pork, and poultry into truly memorable feasts. There's everything from an elegant Salmon Newburg to Polly's Squirrel Roast, always "best to eat while still hot enough to burn your hands," to making dandelion wine from scratch (be patient), and don't dare miss that astonishing recipe for Sugar Cream Pie, first made in 1816!

This is a timeless compendium for everyone, showing us food as it used to be and how it should be prepared. The nearly 1200 recipes in The Classic Hoosier Cookbook will intrigue, entertain, and satisfy all.

Author Bio

Elaine Lumbra is a retired Monroe County Extension Agent in Home Economics and also editor of More Hoosier Cooking.


“An extensive compilation of the very best of Indiana cookery.”
 — Indianapolis Home and Garden

The Hoosier Cookbook is one to add to your treasured volumes and to pass down . . .”
 — The South Bend Tribune

“It is a cookbook to use, not just to own. But, even if you care nothing about cooking, the final chapter on Old-Time 'Receipts' is worth perusal just for the fun of it.”
 — Herald-Telephone

“This cookbook is unbeatable if you want retro comfort food.”
 — Bloom Magazine

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword by Mary E. Fuqua


Appetizers and Beverages

Soups, Stews, and Chowders

Salads and Salad Dressings


Beef and Pork

Poultry, Fish, and Wild Game

Cheese, Eggs, and Meat Accompaniments

Cereals and Pastas

Breads, Rolls, and Sandwiches

Cakes and Cake Frostings



Cookies and Candy

Food Preservation

Cooking for a Crowd

Old-Time "Receipts"