Here are over 100 unique recipes of classic pioneer food—dishes Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family shared throughout their lives on the frontier. From pancake men to vanity cakes, recreate the very foods described in the beloved Little House books, all of which have been adapted for a modern kitchen.
Even more than a cookbook, this collection is a social history of frontier life. For the Ingallses, and many pioneers, feeding the family was a task that involved everyone. Pa hunted and farmed for food, Ma prepared and preserved it, and the children helped in both activities. This book celebrates the rich communion of a pioneer family working, cooking, and eating together, in a time when putting food on the table meant more than just a meal—it meant survival.