Little Old Lady Recipes

Little Old Lady Recipes: Comfort Food and Kitchen Table Wisdom is a cookbook featuring sassy old lady advice, comfort food recipes, and awesome photos of old ladies in their kitchens. It’s written by Meg Favreau, features images from the excellent Michael Reali, and is published by Quirk Books.

You can order Little Old Lady Recipes: Comfort Food and Kitchen Table Wisdom from Amazon, or find it at several bookstores including Barnes & Noble. Signed copies are available directly from me for $12.50 plus shipping. Email me at if you’d like to order one.

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“…very cute book, a pleasure to read. Little Old Lady Recipes was written by a part-time comedian, and her humor makes the book what it is.” — George Erdosh, City Book Review

Celebrity chefs? Exotic ingredients? Immersion blenders? Who needs ’em?!? Little Old Lady Recipes honors the extraordinary women who create pot luck dinners, church socials, wedding banquets, and the best desserts you’ve ever tasted. Every page features their simple, no-frills recipes for pot roast, meat loaf, dumplings, corn bread, fried chicken, bundt cake, and other mouth-watering favorites—along with gorgeous photography of the chefs at work and generous portions of their kitchen table wisdom (“Butter comes from a cow. Tell me where the heck margarine comes from, and then maybe I’ll eat it!”).

These Little Old Lady Recipes are simple, delicious, and ridiculously cheap and easy to make. So ditch the food processor, stop wasting money on overpriced organic frozen dinners, and start enjoying the 70 classic dishes, plus variations, that our aunties and grandmothers have made for generations!