12 January 2011

Beaufort Cook Book: A Treasury of Carolina Recipes

Local food newspaper columnist, Ervena Faulkner, recently wrote that "Tradition [is] on menu for Beaufort's anniversary." She cited 4 recipes from the Beaufort Cook Book: A Treasury of Carolina Recipes. Each recipe sounds wonderful.

As Faulkner notes, the first recipe in the book is by Ann Head:

Take a woman of hearty appetite
(Gourmet's delight)
Of abandon tempered by restraint
(No saint)
Generous and warm of heart,
(Not sweet, not tart)
And in a kitchen place her,
Bring to a rapid boil
And with herbs and spices lace her,
Serve her with flattery,
Add a soupcon of humility,
Laud her,
Applaud her,
For hers is no happenstance ability.

If you want to try other recipes from this book edited by Dee Hryharrow and Isabel Hooggenboom, you can borrow it from our Beaufort, Bluffton, or Hilton Head Branch Libraries local history sections and cook up a storm. There are also copies in the BDC.

The Library has multiple copies of the novels by Ann Head, aka Anne Christensen Morse here in Beaufort: Always in August, Everybody Adored Cara, Fair with Rain, and Mr. & Mrs. Bo Jo Jones. In addition, the BDC has more information about her in our permanent "Authors-Beaufort" and "Christensen Family" vertical files.

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