Grandma’s recipes brings together recipes from a group of related women. They lived in Toowoomba, Queensland, from 1910 onwards. The recipes represent Australian home-cooking through the twentieth century, when the Depression and World War II affected daily lives dramatically. There are also recipes that you will wonder at, but probably not want to recreate – like recipes for making coffee from wheat. Reading the recipes offers a glimpse of the lives of mothers and home-makers – a role that is hidden from society at large, but represents a big influence on family, friends and neighbours.