A friend of mine suggested that I post information on my cookbook, America Cooks - An Album of Recipes, Food History and Folklore. It was published in 2000 and has sold almost a 1,000 copies to date which I am proud of since it has been marketed primarily by word-of-mouth!
FOR SALE: $25 plus postage- Great for holiday gift giving!
To quote a few of the reviewers of the book:
"The best book I read this year! Peppered with history....this opus is a real treasure. As a history buff and a gaudy gourmand, I drooled and chuckled my way through hundreds of ambrosial recipes and a ton of titillating trivia about American foodstuffs, from the Plymouth Rock days through the 20th century - Joe Carroll, writer, columnist, reviewer, Sentinel
~ A fine introduction traces American cuisine from the early recipes shared by various Native American tribes to the present. There are family histories and historical observations sprinkled among the recipes, including recipes and a personal letter from Thomas Jefferson. This is a working book, spiral bound so it lies flat on the counter top, with both covers laminated and waterproof for easy cleaning. But the real jewels are among the recipes - Persia Woolley, author and journalist, Sentinel
"If a woman was to see all the dishes that she had to wash before she died, piled up before her in one pile, she'd lie down and die right then and there." Tangy quotes like these are tucked like blueberries in a muffin throughout....this new volume of culinary history. This is a history book of America's women, graced with hundreds of period illustrations and recipes. Almost every page lights up with a quirky rhyme or funny saying. A treasured gift even for people who don't cook! - Annie Holmes, columnist, Auburn Journal