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"Gold is where you find it."Dawn at the commencement of hot weather in the hills if not the loveliest of India's wealth of wonders (for there is the moon by night) is fair preparation for whatever cares to follow. There is a musical silence cut of which the first voices of the day have birth; and a half-light holding in its opalescence all the colors that the day shall use; a freshness and serenity to hint what might be if the sons of men were wise enough; and beauty unbelievable. The fortunate sleep on roofs or on verandas, to be ready for the sweet cool wind that moves in advance of the rising sun, caused, as some say, by the wing-beats of departing spirits of the night.
Nostalgia has always been a part of cooking, with cooks everywhere trying to recreate the smells and tastes of their home and youth. Lydia Gurney's 1912 ""Things Mother Used to Make"" has this sense of nostalgia at its heart. A native New Englander, the recipes have a bit of a New England leaning, but anyone craving honest-to-goodness American cooking will find a treasure trove of recipes in this volume.
It was a land of splintered peaks, of deep, dry gorges, of barren mesas burnt by the suns of a million torrid summers. The normal condition of it was warfare. Life here had to protect itself with a tough, callous rind, to attack with a swift, deadly sting. Only the fit survived.
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