Natural Cooking the Old-Fashioned Way is an innovative book, to say the least. It is an unusual compilation of usable recipes from days long gone by—many of them from the colonies of pre-Revolutionary War days. Other delightful food preparation methods are from the bustling and colorful 1800's. Many of the recipes in this volume were carefully treasured for years and handed down through the author's family over a number of generations. Other recipes are classics, in the historical sense, for they were known to be the favorites of notable families from the distant past. Each recipe is concocted completely with the natural and unadulterated ingredients. All are appetizing and healthful.