A TASTE OF OREGON | Junior League of Eugene 1993 ©1980
A TASTE OF OREGON, a timeless treasure compiled by the Junior League of Eugene, is one of the nation's top 10 best-selling Junior League cookbooks. A winner of the Southern Living Hall of Fame Award and inducted into the McIlhenny Hall of Fame, the book is now out-of-print.
The 381-page comb-bound cookbook contained hundreds of old and new triple-tested recipes that use many foods produced in Oregon. It is in near mint condition with the Southern Living Hall of Fame sticker on the front. The cookbook's copyright is 1980--this is a copy is the sixth printing in 1993.
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. They give 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.
Unlike many community cookbooks, A TASTE OF OREGON does not list the individual or restaurant contributor's name with the recipe. It does include anecdotal and informative notes on the history of Oregon, its culture and recollections of the experiences and lifestyles of early settlers.
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