Publication Details: Doubleday 1976
Published in 1976 this vintage cookbook is something of a departure for us, as it is not a "cookbook" for humans at all! Rather, as it name indicates, "My Recipes are for the Birds" provides a variety of concoctions aimed at keeping our winged friends alive and well during the months of fall and winter.
The book begins with a few pages of practical advice on feeders, ingredients etc, and then moves on to its recipes for individual birds from "Blueberry Betty" to "Wren Wrolls". Each recipe is accompanied by a charming illustration. The book ends with some pages detailing the winding down of the feeding season.
It is all presented in a spiral format that is both handy and adds to the charm.
Here we look at some of the introduction and conclusion, as well as at a few recipes for some of my favourite birds.
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