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Last Chance to Win a Collection of Vintage Cookbooks!

Today is the last day of our 31 Days of Community Cookbooks campaign.  Thank you for sharing your favorite cookbooks and recipes with us. If you haven’t already, please send us a photo of your favorite community cookbook for a chance to win a collection of vintage cookbooks! Today’s Community Cookbook: Out of Our League (Copyright 1978 by The Junior League […]

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Recipes and Reminiscences of New Orleans

Today’s Community Cookbook: Recipes and Reminiscences of New Orleans (Copyright 1971 by Parents Club of Ursuline Academy Inc.; Franklin Printing Company Inc., New Orleans, LA) From 1752 to 1825, the Old Ursuline Convent on Chartres Street housed a group of gentle and compassionate nuns, whose role was to unselfishly care for orphans while also running an Academy for the daughters […]

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Tea-Time at the Masters

Today’s Community Cookbook: Tea-Time at the Masters (Copyright 1977 by The Junior League of Augusta, GA; Printed by Hart Graphics, Austin, TX) Our twelfth edition printing (1991) of this popular community cookbook boasts a banged-up green plastic spine from the previous owner, who also penned an X-marks-the-spot asterisk in the margin next to the recipe for Ha’Penny Snacks, a favorite […]

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Georgia Heritage Treasured Recipes

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 […]

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The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook

Today’s Community Cookbook: The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook (Copyright 2010; Edited by Sara Roahen and John T. Edge; The University of Georgia Press, Athens & London) The good folks of SFA, an institute of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at The University of Mississippi, sought out contributions from their tribe of chefs, cooks, writers, historians, and […]

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The High Museum of Art Recipe Collection

Today’s Community Cookbook: The High Museum of Art Recipe Collection (Copyright 1981 by The High Museum of Art; Printed by Williams Printing Company, Atlanta, GA) Much like painting and sculpting, cooking is an art form, a mastery of different flavors and textures. The collectors who assembled The High Museum of Art Recipe Collection saw this connection between food and art […]

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Stop and Smell the Rosemary

Today’s Community Cookbook: Stop and Smell the Rosemary (Copyright 1996 by The Junior League of Houston Inc.; Wetmore Printing Company Inc., Houston, TX)

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Mountain Cooking

Today’s Community Cookbook: Mountain Cooking by John Parris (Copyright 1978; Citizen-Times Publishing Company, Asheville, NC) Okay, it doesn’t feature a spiral spine. And it was written by a professional writer. But we still claim John Parris’ Mountain Cooking as a beloved community cookbook because it captures the authentic soul of a region through storied recipes. Parris, a longtime columnist for […]

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Great Cooks Rise…with the May River Tide

Today’s Community Cookbook: Great Cooks Rise…with the May River Tide (Copyright 2001 by The Church of the Cross Episcopal Women, Bluffton, SC; Printed by The Wimmer Companies, Memphis, TN) Judging by the region’s prolific output of spiral bounds in the last 100 years, coastal South Carolina and Georgia are fertile ground for community cookbooks. Do Lowcountry cooks have more to […]

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Splendor in the Bluegrass: A Cookbook by the Junior League of Louisville

Today’s Community Cookbook: Splendor in the Bluegrass, A Cookbook by the Junior League of Louisville (Copyright 2000. Printed by Favorite Recipes Press, Nashville, TN) For a true sense of place, start first with the book’s Old Kentucky Bourbon Marinade, a recipe for grilled beef, pork, or chicken so versatile that we call it the little black dress of marinades. This […]

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