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Alaska Sourdough : The Real Stuff by a Real Alaskan

Allman, Ruth

Published by Alaska Northwest Publishing Co, Anchorage, AK, USA., 1977
ISBN 10: 0882400851 / ISBN 13: 9780882400853
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Title: Alaska Sourdough : The Real Stuff by a Real ...

Publisher: Alaska Northwest Publishing Co, Anchorage, AK, USA.

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Collectible

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 3rd Edition..


FINE. Large paperback. SIGNED by AUTHOR (renowned cook) Ruth Altman, with personal dedication on title page, dated 1979. Bonus: tipped in: book ordering coupon with separate 'Diner's Prayer' by Rev G Pringle 'Sky Pilot of the Yukon', and, the original advertising flyer of :"The House of Wickersham". No other mementoes like it for the Alaskan food devotee! [B248]. Bookseller Inventory # 010315

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""Sourdough is a magical food"", as author Ruth Allman was fond of saying. There are folks in Alaska who claim the staff of life in their sourdough pots is more than 40 years old or date it to the time when Fairbanks was a mining town.  Handwwritten to match the old-timers recipes, this book includes directions for several starters that can ripen in varying times, three days to one year.

In this witty and useful last word on sourdough cookery, there are more than 95 recipes, loads of time-tested advice for the novice, and plenty of lore for sourdough fans.

In this classic last word on sourdough cookery, there are recipes for Alaskan frontier staples (hotcakes to doughnuts) with time-tested advice and love.

From the Author:

"Sourdough is a magical food!  We lived out of the sourdough pot---we were the entire population [at Tongass Lodge, Excursion Inlet, Alaska] and I had to use my imagination or my husband and I would have eaten the same thing all the time."

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