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! 'There's a lot to love about 85-year-old Ailsa Bond's steamed pudding, Shirley Tong's lemony ginger cake and Judy Anictomatis's Greek shortbread and there are plenty more just like this.' Jane Willson, The Age 'It's a real homecoming, the new Country Women's Association Classics- a mighty collection of 400 recipes that really capture the home cooking of a nation.' Book of the Week, Sunday Mail Brisbane, reviewed by Wendy Hall 'Each recipe in this cook book has the indelible stamp of CWA sense and sensibility.' Queensland Times 'From soups to preserves, the recipes are down-to-earth, no-fuss and timeless.' Fifi Lim, Waverley Leader
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 brand-new 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.
Published: August, 2011