Launched in 1936 in The Sunday Post in Scotland, "The Broons" are undoubtedly Scotland's First Family - The Nation's Favourites - with a readership covering all generations.
This is a facsimile of Maw Broon's very own cookbook - borrowed from the scullery drawer at No. 10 Glebe Street - first written for her by her mother-in-law (the previous Maw Broons) in her own fair hand, when Maw married Paw, and added to over the years with recipes for ever day and special days, from friends and neighbours and others that simply caught Maw's eye in the The Sunday Post, or were torn off the back of a flour bag.
These are the very recipes that became the favourite dishes of the whole extended family - Maw, Paw, Granpaw, Daphne, Horace, Joe, Maggie, Hen, The Twins and The Bairn.
We've left the "bits and pieces" that you find tucked into a cookbook exactly as we found them - stains and all. A good, fast boil and you'd get a grand soup just from the book itselft! (hb)