After three long years, a bunch of rewrites, lots of cooking for friends so I could photograph, and a major editing project, I am happy to say that my cookbook Recipes from the Red Stove is finally complete and available for purchase. Printed as a coil bound paperback for ease of use while in the kitchen.
I have always loved to cook for friends and family and love to come up with new and different recipes. One evening as we were sitting down with friends for dinner my friend said to me “Oh My! I have to have this recipe.” I grimaced and she looked at me and said, “Don’t tell me, you don’t have a recipe, you just made it, right?” I shrugged and said, “Sorry, I can tell you how I did it if you want.”
After becoming semi-retired several years ago I found myself with extra time on my hands and I was looking for a way to fill it. I decided that a cookbook would be fun. You see I inherited this wonderful Chambers Model C Stove that had been in my family for ages, and I decided to tell the story of that Red Stove. From it’s humble beginnings in one of the most rural parts of the Ozarks to my kitchen in St Louis there are wonderful stories of family, friends and traditions. Over the years there have been many people in my family who have cooked on this stove and I have included favorite recipes from all of them and then added some of my own.
I hope you enjoy recipes from the Red Stove, I had a lot of fun putting it together and reminiscing about days gone by.