Georgia Heritage Treasured Recipes

July 26, 2013 | By | Comments (2)

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Today’s Community Cookbook: Georgia Heritage Treasured Recipes (Copyright 1979 by The National Society of Colonial Dames of America; Printed by Wimmer Brothers Fine Printing & Lithography, Memphis, TN)

Since 1928 the Georgia Colonial Dames have preserved and maintained the Andrew Low House, their historic headquarters, on Lafayette Square in Savannah. This impressive cookbook (it boasts hundreds of classic Southern recipes as well as cooking tips) was published by the patriotic dames to fund the restoration and upkeep of Low’s home. They eventually turned the house into a public museum. The recipes, submitted from all over Georgia, will entice both new and experienced cooks into the kitchen. Be sure to focus on turning out meals with “variety, color and zest,” three things the dames consider “musts for a successful menu.” And, it’s clear these Georgia ladies know a thing or two about entertaining; the book includes a list of must-haves when cooking for 25!

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  1. Arthur in the Garden!

    I love old cookbooks! Yard sales, thrift stores, and Goodwill are great places to find them. I love when they have notes handwritten in the margins and names. Such history!

    July 27, 2013 at 7:53 am
  2. colonialhousestatesboro

    Old cookbooks are the BEST… totally love them. And, agree with AITG handwritten notes add an aura of magic. The handwritten notes make it taste so good! :)

    July 30, 2013 at 9:04 pm