Reaching back and tugging at old and almost forgotten memories-that's what this recipe book is all about. This cookbook is brimming with page after page of nostalgia and recipes for good old-fashioned, calorie-ladened, country-style cooking. Meshing the old and the new makes this cookbook useful as well as entertaining. Splendid illustrations, short stories and folklore depict a way of life scarcely recorded in history books. The recipes are delicious-and they have long been favorites of country folk as well as their kissing cousins from the city While pouring through old letters, photographs, journals, diaries, etc., chatting across fences with farmers and sitting on porches listening to stories about "hard times," we came to a couple of rather profound conclusions. First, the rural South has a proud heritage that must not be tucked away and forgotten. And second, " An old black pot can't be beat, when you want something fit to eat. Also the book tells you how to clean an old black pot, and how to season a new black pot.