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Country Women's Association Classics : Over 400 Favourite Recipes - Country Women's Association (CWA)

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 (4)
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    5.0

    Easy as Pie ... or Chook ... or Beef ...

    By Pooh Bear

    from Townsville

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

      Even this bloke could use it successfully. Ingredients are metric, photos are fabulous. Eating the result? Perfect.

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      5.0

      An awesome collection of recipes!

      By Sarah

      from QLD

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        Comments about Country Women's Association Classics:

        A fantastic collection of great recipes.

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        5.0

        Everything you need for everyday cooking

        By KC

        from Murrumbateman, New South Wales

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        Comments about Country Women's Association Classics:

        All the basic recipes and more that anyone could want to their everyday cooking needs.

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        4.0

        Great classic Aussie recipes

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        from Melbourne AU

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          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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          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
          Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 21.1  x 6.3
          Weight (kg): 24.2
          Edition Number: 1