Friday, June 3, 2011

Food Friday: Campground Cookbook Genealogy

While the cookbook highlighted today is not a traditional community cookbook, it is one where people were asked to send in recipes. Favorite Recipes from America's Campgrounds (1992) is published by the publishers of the Woodall's Campground Directory. In this cookbook, owners of campgrounds from all over the United States were asked to contribute recipes. All of the recipes include an introduction with information about that particular campground. The down side of this cookbook is that the name of the person submitting the recipes is not included. There happens to be some genealogical information in this cookbook but unfortunately the recipes are noted by the campground and not the owner or staff member that submitted the recipe. Luckily this recipe does appear to have the contributor's name,  Eloise Dean, who also gives a history of her family. Consider the genealogical information in the following recipe found on page 118: