The VERMONT COUNTRY STORE COOKBOOK is the story behind The Vermont Country Store told through recipes and photographs that capture this iconic store and legendary mail order catalog, the legacy of the three-generation Orton family, and a business that has grown through dedication and a deep love for the country life.
Imagine a place that captures all the nostalgia, charm and happy memories of your childhood. Walk into The Vermont Country Store in Weston, Vermont, and you realize such a place exists.
Open the door and a storekeeper’s bell jingles to announce your arrival. The first thing you encounter, at child’s eye level, are 55 glass canisters heaped with penny candy: salt water taffy, licorice whips, fireballs, and Mary Jane’s, watermelon fruit slices, Smarties, wax bottles and tootsie rolls. You see hand-dipped chocolates by the pound, and all your favorite candy bars: Mallowbars, Twin Bings and Valomilk. You are now happy: You are home.
Many doors open into The Vermont Country Store, and not everyone who visits starts with the candy. But nearly everyone who visits experiences a Proustian moment, some taste or scent or texture that powers them into the past.
The Vermont Country Store Cookbook is the first full-sized cookbook produced in collaboration with The Vermont Country Store. Co-authors Ellen Ecker Ogden and Andrea Diehl. Featuring 125 recipes, full color photos of food and archival history, woven with tales of Vermont lore, you will enjoy both cooking and reading this new cookbook. Click below for sample recipes:
Publication date: September 2015. Pre-orders available in July. Co-Authored by Ellen Ecker Ogden and Andrea Diehl. Photography by Mathew Benson. | Full Color Photographs |120 recipes | Grand Central Publishing