Friday, July 29, 2011

Food Friday: You Say Stuffing, I Say Dressing

Today's Food Friday is unseasonal but it shows an aspect of community cookbooks that can be important to genealogists.  Some cookbook, allow contributors to write a line or two about the origin of the recipe they are submitting. Such is the case with today's post from the Corpus Christi: 50 Years in the Baking church cookbook.

Unfortunately, I can't tell you too much about this cookbook. There is no publish date, though my guess is it's within the last 10-20 years.  They mention Pacific Palisades in the introduction, so it appears to be from a parish in Pacific Palisades, California. This volume has lots of images, and places where contributors have talked about the recipe and where the recipe has been served, influences, etc.

Which brings us to today's recipe for Grandma Hannah's Thanksgiving Dressing by Carolyn Highberger whose recipe came via her mom who stood by her grandmother to record the recipe.

Not all community cookbooks follow the formula of only having a name with a recipe. While even that little information provides us with rich information, there are community cookbooks that include much more.