But if you need another example, today's Food Friday post is a good one.
|From the collection of Gena Philibert-Ortega|
This "official Bicentennial cookbook of Fort Wayne, Indiana" is a fabulous example. Just take a look at pages 10 and 11.
The Oyster Bisque by Mrs. James Fuelling (Sally): "This recipe was given to me long ago by my grandmother Emma Beirlein. They family lived in the Bloomfield section of Fort Wayne."
The Borscht recipe by Mrs. Richard C Ver Wiebe (Carol): "This type borscht was made by my father's family- Germans from Danzig who lived for almost 200 years in Russia before they came to the United States to settle in southern North Dakota and northern South Dakota as homesteaders."
Grandma Pierre's Cabbage Peanut Salad by Mrs. Norman G. Bell (Barbara): "...Mrs. Joseph Pierre, a member of one of Fort Wayne's pioneer families, made this cabbage salad..."
And it goes on. Now are all community cookbooks like this? No. But that's the point. You never know what great stuff they can include. Are you putting together a cookbook for your society or group? Consider adding those type of intros to each and every recipe.
Now, today we are featuring an Indiana cookbook and this comes on the heels of an announcement that funding may be tragically cut from the Indiana State Library which would result in the elimination of genealogy from that library. We unfortunately live in a time where politicians don't see the importance of libraries and archives. Now's the time to let them know that libraries are our history and our legacy. Read more about this threat at the Indiana Genealogical Society Blog.