VIRGINIA COOKERY: Past & Present Women's Auxiliary of Olivet Episcopal Church, Franconia, Virginia 1993 ©1957
Absolutely the best of community cookbooks!
VIRGINIA COOKERY: Past & Present is a community cookbook of favorite recipes compiled by Women's Auxiliary of Olivet Episcopal Church in Franconia, Virginia. A Southern Living Hall of Fame winner filled with delicious recipes--the cookbook is somewhat of a history book as it takes the reader back in time--to the first settlers in Virginia in 1619.
Recipes from America's early families can be found in the book--including the Lees and Washingtons. Many of these early recipes were carefully copied from Mrs. Richard Bland Lee's handwritten cookbook manuscript, which was handed down five generations. Mrs. Lee's recipes were published for the first time in this cookbook.
Contributors to the book include women from auxiliaries, churches and clubs across Virginia and are recognized by name, location and club below their recipe. Some recipes also include short historical summary or cooking notes. Submissions include: Deviled Crab, Angel Food Waldorf, Westmoreland Club Mint Julep, Beene Cookies, Blueberry Muffins with Brown Sugar, Box Bread, Fried Chicken, Queen Elizabeth Cake, Penn-Daw Cornsticks, Eastern Shore Clam Fritters, Martha Washington Cake, Southern Biscuits, Sally Lunn Bread and more
This 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 hard cover comb-bound cookbook is in very good condition as is the cardstock cover. This book is from the eleventh edition in 1993.
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