Farm Fixin's Cookbook
Farm Fixin's is a wonderful collection of recipes that represent cooking on the farm from way back in the day, to the present. It is divided into three eras of time, when technology brought about change in the household. And by technology, we mean something as simple as a stove. So it begins with cooking over an open fire and the pioneer days of the open hearth and log cabins. The next advancement was the wood cookstove, which brought about more ability to regulate heat, keep the kitchen warm, and even use the stove for other chores like ironing. When electricity came to the farm, everything changed. Household chores, including cooking, were changed forever.
Farm Fixin's: Food, Fare & Folklore from the Pioneer Village, was compiled by a group of folks from the Indiana State Fair Pioneer Village and the Center for Agricultural Science & Heritage in 2002. Many women spent countless hours reviewing old recipes for the compilation of this book. Most of the recipes are "family," handed down through the generations.
Farm Fixin's originally was produced as a fund raiser for the not-for-profit Center for Agricultural Science & Heritage. This organization no longer exists, but its mission to bridge members of the agricultural community to the consumer public through education and entertainment, is as relevant as ever. Proceeds from the sale of this cookbook now will benefit the 2016 Indiana Bicentennial Barns project.