Women who have influenced meby Yvonne McCormick on 01/04/13
Do the names Leanna Field Driftmier or Evelyn Birkby ring a bell? I greatly admire these great Iowa cooks from the past and wish I could be transported "Down a Country Lane" back in time to have known them personally, and share some "Kitchen Klatter" with them...to discuss their recipes and listen to their radio shows.
I imagine sitting down to great family meals, with tablecloths full of wonderful breads, pies, and home canned produce and jams from the garden. But then back to reality - I remember that farm life back in the forties and fifties was not as idyllic as I dream it to be - no air conditioning, fingers smashed in wringer washers and line drying clothes in the winter - brrr! No microwaves - and no Internet!!
Guess I will just continue to dream of living the simpler life I imagine - while wearing my apron made from chickenfeed sacks and be grateful for the life I have today!!
A great link to check out some Iowa cooks of the past: The ISU Cookbook collection