PARTY POTPOURRI: Parties & Menus Created by the Junior League of Memphis 1993 ©1971
PARTY POTPOURRI: Parties & Menus Created by the Junior League of Memphis is a regional cookbook published in 1971. The cookbook has been named a Southern Living Hall of Fame winner.
Now out of print, PARTY POTPOURRI is a coveted and cherished cookbook in kitchens not just in Memphis, but across the South. The cookbook is a fabulous entertainment guide with over 500 recipes and became the go-to cookbook since it was first published in 1971. From a child's birthday party to formal dinners and receptions, it is filled with menus, invitation ideas, party themes and hostess hints. Many of the delectable hors d'oeuvre, entree and dessert recipes are designed to serve a large guest list, and all have been tested by League members.
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.
The comb bound hardcover cookbook is in very good used condition. There is some light discoloring on some of the page edges--particularly on the top. No bent edges, tears and handwritten notes inside. The Southern Living Hall of Fame sticker is on the front. This is a copy from the eighth printing in 1993.
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