The Harvest Home Cookbook (eBook)

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The Harvest Home Cookbook (eBook)

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By Richard Scheuerman and Debbie Wolfe

114 pages

A cookbook of seasonal grain and legume soups and stews
with old and new world culinary lore. The perfect companion to Dr. Scheuerman's book, Harvest Heritage: Agricultural Origins and Heirloom Crops of the Pacific Northwest (WSU Press, 2014)

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Excerpt from the Introduction:

While hoping to encourage creativity, we have attempted in this work to compile recipes that can be readily made using conventional approaches and the general supply of grains, vegetables, meats, and fruits available at any grocery or health foods store. We have also rendered archaisms into contemporary terms. Working with our Volga German elders’ recipes, for example, measurements were often gleefully expressed in dialect as ungafir, or “approximate,” along with a “knipsi” (“pinch”) of this, a “gapsha” (“handful”) of that, and a “klaschizzelchaful” (“little bowlful”) of something else. Less easily translated were instructions on how to schmeltz, or the browning of flour, grains, bread crumbs, and potatoes in butter, lard, or oil. This technique was unique to every cook and gave foods the distinct flavor in which households took pride and craved, and sometimes hoarded as culinary heirlooms.

Many family members and friends have provided valued guidance and contributed recipes for this collection, the genesis of which was a book I coauthored with Alexander McGregor, Harvest Heritage: Agricultural Origins and Heirloom Crops of the Pacific Northwest (WSU Press, 2014). 

 

Table of Contents:

Foreword....................................................................................1

Preface.......................................................................................3

“Spring”.....................................................................................8

Barley & Potato Soup (Volga German), Barley & Chicken Soup (Canadian), Farro & Cannellini Bean Soup (Italian), Nottingham Farmers’ Bread (English), Beef & Barley Stew (Hungarian), Lamb & Barley Stew (Scottish), Barley & Ham Soup (American), Indian Frybread (Yakama), Cantonese Restoration Soup (Chinese), Rye Berry Borscht (Polish), Wheat & Vegetable Minestrone (Italian), Wheat Berry Chicken Soup (Egyptian), Sweet Bulgur & Fruit Soup (Armenian), Lemon Barley Water (English)

Heritage: Heirloom Grain Origins...........................................19

“Summer”....................................................................................26

Barley, Bean & Pork Soup (Swiss), Barley Beef Soup (American), Bean & Barley Soup (Mexican), Dark Oatmeal Bread (Norwegian), Chicken Millet Stew (American), Oat & Chicken Vegetable Soup (Welsh), Tomato Bulgur Soup (Greek), Blended Rye Bread (German), Lamb & Rye Soup (Scottish), Barley Fruit Soup (Dutch), Oatmeal Hamburger Soup (German), Cherry Buckwheat Soup (Russian),
Crab Bulgur Gumbo (American), Yankee Harvest Switchel (American)

Heritage: Reapers, Separators, and Combines.......................39

Ben Shahn Threshing and Harvest Dinner Photography Gallery “Autumn”......44

Barley & Cranberry Pork Stew (Swedish), Columbia Salmon Chow- der (Colville), Barley, Vegetable & Sausage Stew (German), Squash Bread (Dutch), Provençal Harvest Soup (French), Golden Grain & Vegetable Soup (American), Fruit & Oat Soup (Norwegian), Harvest Home Apple Loaf (English), Lentil, Barley & Beef Stew (American), Mushroom Barley Soup (Russian), Pork, Sauerkraut & Barley Stew (Estonian), Cornel Cherry & Barley Dessert Soup (Persian), Barley & Bean Stew (Hungarian), Brown Caudle (Scottish)

Heritage: Harvest Home and Thanksgiving .............................55

“Winter” ..........................................................................................66

Turkey, Leek & Oatmeal Soup (Irish), Barley Borscht (Ukrainian), Titanic Cream of Barley Soup (French), Norwegian Farmer’s Stew, Beefeater Barley Soup (English), Whole Grain & Fruit Bannocks (Canadian Mètis), Buenos Locro (Argentinian), Corned Beef & Cabbage with Barley

Soup (Irish), Buffalo & Barley Stew (Nez Perce-Palouse), Lemon Barley & Lamb Soup (Greek), Split Pea & Barley Soup (Polish), Wheat, Lentil & Tarragon Soup (Turkish), Toasted Barley Machica (Ecuadorian)

History: Pioneer Self-Sufficiency .................................................75 

Appendix I: Grains Cooking Chart

Sources 

Index