booklet and the wooden cover came as a set. I just got a slightly worn copy. There's no heartwarming(-ish) story of someone making this cover as a Christmas present to help protect Mama's favorite book.
The booklet has plenty of "Fine Old Recipes," as promised, though.
Not too long ago, I was reading an article about why Americans quit eating turtle. Here's a reminder that turtle was indeed fine dining:
This southern favorite is more my speed:
The book highlighted my ignorance of southern cooking. Of course I'd heard of short'nin' bread, but I realized I didn't actually know what it was when I saw an actual recipe. I'd always assumed it was something like fry bread.
Nope! Apparently it's just a southern way to refer to shortbread cookies.
Southerners really want to be known for hospitality, so here's a classic dish to make when you have a few thousand of your closest friends over:
The booklet has plenty of pictures, but not a lot of them are actually of food. They mostly show off the south as a region. Here's a rare one that showcases both the food and the area: