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Country Women's Association Classics

Over 400 Favourite Recipes

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Published: 29th August 2011
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Traditional delights from the nation's favourite cooks.

The cooking skills of CWA members are legendary and this collection brings together their very best recipes.

Inside you'll find soups and stews, casseroles and pies, cakes, preserves, biscuits and slices. All the recipes use simple ingredients and are easy to make, yet have the indelible stamp of CWA sense and sensibility. Now you can learn from the experts!

About The Author

The Country Women's Association of Australia has long been renowned for its work in support of rural families and communities, and for its members' cooking and catering. Their baked and bottled goods are must-see exhibits at local shows, and there are always long queues for the 'tea and scones' and other treats they serve up at many public functions. Their catering activities have made a huge contribution to the CWA's fundraising efforts.

Now the CWA is sharing its secrets, in this brand­new series of cookbooks. There are tried-and-true recipes from CWA branch members all around Australia, so you too can turn simple ingredients into delicious and nutritious dishes that will please everyone at your table.

Royalties from this series will help the CWA continue to fund a postgraduate scholarship for a health-care worker in a rural or remote area.

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  • Great recipes (13)
  • Quality photos (10)
  • Well written (10)
  • Great ideas (9)

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Great classic Aussie recipes

This is a great book with lots of tried and true favorites that our mothers and grandmothers used to make. many can be made from the staple ingredients found in most pantries.

This is a great book with lots of tried and true favorites that our mothers and grandmothers used to make. many can be made from the staple ingredients found in most pantries.

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A DOOR STOPPER

Wisdom of country cooks and their recipes are great but the format, being one thick tome, detracted from what could have been a useful kitchen reference. Too much space devoted to looking good,...Read complete review

Wisdom of country cooks and their recipes are great but the format, being one thick tome, detracted from what could have been a useful kitchen reference. Too much space devoted to looking good, photos larger than necessary, wasted pages. I needed a book that sat open on the bench while I read from it. Broken down into 3 volumes, it would have been more practical. Some good old recipes that have stood the test of time.

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5.0

Amazing Cookbook

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  • Easy To Understand
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    • Becoming Inspired
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    Comments about Country Women's Association Classics:

    I have many cookbooks but I come back to this one all the time. There is a huge variety of recipes and they are simple to follow. Nice basic ingredients that you are likely to have in your cupboard. Every recipe I have tried (and there have been a lot) has been a winner. I liked this book so much I bought a copy for my daughter.

     
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    A DOOR STOPPER

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    from Auckland, NZ

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    Pros

    • Easy To Understand

    Cons

    • Lacks Content

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    • Reference

    Comments about Country Women's Association Classics:

    Wisdom of country cooks and their recipes are great but the format, being one thick tome, detracted from what could have been a useful kitchen reference. Too much space devoted to looking good, photos larger than necessary, wasted pages. I needed a book that sat open on the bench while I read from it. Broken down into 3 volumes, it would have been more practical. Some good old recipes that have stood the test of time.

     
    4.0

    A doorstopper

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    • Good reference

    Cons

    • Lacks Creativity

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    Comments about Country Women's Association Classics:

    Seeking a cookbook reference without frills, this fits the bill, but size and weight require a kitchen bench to support it; do not try to read this heavy tome in bed, do not drop it on your foot, and leave it on the bench. Made into 3 thinner volumes this publication would be more versatile, or putting it online in a searchable format would improve accessibility. Despite the physical negatives, it has many positives, being well laid out, with clear photographs. It is a great reference book.

     
    5.0

    This book is filled with fantastic easy to follow recipes

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    from Queensland Australia

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    • Easy To Understand
    • Fun
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    • Great Recipes
    • Informative
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    • Well Written

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    • To heavy to read in bed

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    Comments about Country Women's Association Classics:

    Great source of information and written in an easy to use.

     
    5.0

    I recommend this book

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    from Central west NSW

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      • Great for all types of cooks from beginner on
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      Comments about Country Women's Association Classics:

      Tried and true recipes from country ladies who know how to cook. Great for family dinner, filling the bikkie jar and general comfort food!

       
      5.0

      Promises kept!

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        Comments about Country Women's Association Classics:

        Easy reference. Many different and appetising recipes. Great basic support for family meals

         
        5.0

        took 2 days to arrive . Come recommended by son. Under tree

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          Comments about Country Women's Association Classics:

          My husband loves making chutneys and relushes. Our son kept sending messages. So l asked him for the name of the book.... Presto!

           
          5.0

          Love this book. A lot of recipes my mother use to make.

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          from Mackay

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          • Easy To Understand
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            Comments about Country Women's Association Classics:

            Bought for Christmas presents. I had one already and loved the book.

             
            5.0

            Excellent. Well worth having in your collection.

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              Comments about Country Women's Association Classics:

              A first class resource cookery book.

               
              5.0

              Fantastic collection of 'true blue' recipe classics

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              • Well Written

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                • Becoming Inspired
                • Entertainment Ideas
                • Learning New Techniques
                • Reference
                • Trying New Dishes

                Comments about Country Women's Association Classics:

                I use this recipe book all the time. It's full of great practical, easy to follow, and very tasty recipes that my mother used to make - and more. It is a fantastic resource for anyone who cooks.

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                Foreword

                The Country Women's Association of Australia has been in existence for more than 60 years and its members have long had a reputation for being wonderful cooks. Indeed, too often it seems that the public and the media think that our main activity is 'making tea and scones', though this is far from the case. But it is true that cooking and catering by our members, especially at local agricultural shows, have always been a major source of fundraising, enabling the CWA to raise many hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years, which has been used to support families and communities particularly in rural areas.

                The recipes in this cookbook reflect the way in which our pioneer women used the simple ingredients they had to hand to make nutritious snacks, soups, stews, sweets and cakes, and would ensure their household had a year-round supply of jams, jellies and relishes by preserving fruit when it was in season. Some of these recipes are family favourites and have been handed down through the generations, being adapted along the way to suit the available ingredients and local conditions. Many members have also adopted and adapted 'new' foods introduced to Australia from other countries.

                We are proud to be working with Penguin Books to bring you this fantastic collection and to be sharing with you our members' prized recipes. In so doing, once again CWA members are providing a valuable service to rural communities, as the royalties from this book will help us fund a postgraduate nursing scholarship. This is awarded to a nurse working in a rural area, allowing them to learn new skills and thus continue to provide an essential service to their community. The scholarship is of especial importance as we see the nation's health services struggling – in all parts of Australia, but particularly in rural communities where sometimes the nurse is the only health professional available. CWA sincerely thank Penguin for their support in the setting up of this scholarship through royalties already received from other titles (including the fi ve titles that have been brought together in this one volume: Cakes, Biscuits and Slices, Family Meals, Soups and Stews, and Preserves).

                May you get as much pleasure from trying these recipes as the members of the Country Women's Association have in sharing them with you.

                Heather Wieland

                National President (2009–2012)

                Country Women's Association of Australia

                ISBN: 9780143566144
                ISBN-10: 0143566148
                Audience: General
                Format: Hardcover
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 888
                Published: 29th August 2011
                Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
                Country of Publication: AU
                Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 21.1  x 6.3
                Weight (kg): 3.1
                Edition Number: 1