Hokey pokey biscuits, cheese straws, ginger gems, never-fail marmalade, venison casserole . . . fantastic home cooking has been going on in farm kitchens for decades. This book brings together the best recipes from the classic 1965 Women's Division of Federated Farmers cookbook, which sold thousands of copies and was reprinted multiple times in to the 1990s, now revised and updated, along with new recipes and old favourites submitted by today's members of Rural Women New Zealand. Featuring main meals, vegetable dishes, light meals and suggestions for entertaining, as well as mouthwatering baking and fabulous puddings and desserts, this is a compendium of classic recipes, cooked by real women and handed down the generations.The book is illustrated with images of rural life and complemented by tips and comments from rural kitchens around the country.