DISCOVER DAYTON Cookbook | Junior League of Dayton, Ohio 1982 ©1979
DISCOVER DAYTON Cookbook | Junior League of Dayton, Ohio 1982 ©1979
DISCOVER DAYTON Cookbook | Junior League of Dayton, Ohio 1982 ©1979
DISCOVER DAYTON Cookbook | Junior League of Dayton, Ohio 1982 ©1979
DISCOVER DAYTON Cookbook | Junior League of Dayton, Ohio 1982 ©1979
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DISCOVER DAYTON Cookbook | Junior League of Dayton, Ohio 1982 ©1979

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DISCOVER DAYTON is a regional cookbook first published in 1979 by the Junior League of Dayton, Ohio.  The 384-page unique cookbook includes hundreds of recipes, tested and chosen from over 1,200 recipes submitted for consideration to the League. 

The book design is bright and happy--colored paper pages filled with recipes and salutes to Dayton's landmarks and historical sites. In addition to recipes submitted by League members, the book includes recipes submitted by local restaurants and national celebrities.

Many of the recipes are sure to become family favorites:

  • Wright Brothers Hawthorn Hill Coconut Macaroons
  • Pine Club Restaurant Broiled Steak with Butter
  • Golden Lamb Inn Braised Lamb Shanks
  • Stouffer's Top of the Plaza Swiss Cheese Croquettes
  • Rike's Department Store Dining Room Cheese Soufflé
  • Glendale Grand Finale Apple Cobbler Flambé
  • Art Linkletter's Tangy Dip
  • Celeste Holm's Zucchini Soup
  • Phyllis Diller's Philli Chili
  • Granny's Iced Shortbread Cookies
  • Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
  • Mom's Cabbage Rolls
  • Old Fashioned Creamy Potato Salad

It is a great example of a "community cookbook,' which were often published for women by women.  These cookbooks provide unexpected insights into aspects of American culture and public history at a given time in history. For example, in this cookbook, contributors use their husband's first name and last name with the title Mrs. with their full maiden name in parenthesis. Additionally, these cookbooks provide the reader a snapshot of historical details not documented elsewhere and have become unofficial records of the past.  For some cookbook collectors and culinary scholars, their historical value far outweighs the recipes inside. 

The comb-bound hard-plastic cover cookbook is in good used condition. There is some light discoloring on some of the page edges and cover--particularly on the top. No bent edges, tears and handwritten notes inside.   This is a copy from the third printing in 1982. 


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