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VIRGINIA COOKERY: Past & Present Women's Auxiliary of Olivet Episcopal Church, Franconia, Virginia 1993 ©1957

VIRGINIA COOKERY: Past & Present Women's Auxiliary of Olivet Episcopal Church, Franconia, Virginia 1993 ©1957

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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, VirginiaA 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

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.

A must-have addition to your culinary library, this cookbook is an example of a community cookbook. Frequently published by a group of women as a fundraiser, these treasured cookbooks allow us to gain a unique insight into American culture, social norms, and the collective history during an era. Through the recipes, kitchen equipment used, household hints and headnotes, the reader is provided a valuable snapshot of historical details that might not be documented elsewhere. As a result, these cookbooks have become unofficial records of the past, often valued by collectors and culinary scholars more for their historical relevance, than the recipes inside.

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