Treasured Southern Family Recipes Author:Geddubgs de M. Cushman and Ora Lou O'Hara Cushman This is a unique collection of 475 delicious recipes, the majority of which have been handed down through generations in the Southern homes of the authors' families. All these dishes, many of them charming and quaint, have been checked for use in the modern kitchen. Some 80 special menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner and party and holiday me... more »als enhance the book's value.
The compilation of this mouth-watering volume had its origin in Mrs. Cushman's desire to produce a high-quality, delightfully different culinary guide for the preparation of the great range of dishes her family and friends have served and enjoyed for many years. The Cushmans traveled extensively and tried numerous foods in many localities, most of them interesting and some delectable, only to conclude that the old home cooking they had grown up with was unsurpassed. Their thinking was confirmed by the tourists and travelers who have offered lavish praise after spending time in their homes and the Tea Room of their ancestors.
Here, then, for the downright enjoyment of everyone, are offered such Southern delights as Pan-Fried Hominy Grits, Country Salad, Aunt Ethel's Golden Corn Sticks, Pirate's Cove Oyster Stew, Southern Style Ham With Pan Gravy, Miss Lou's Cranberry Deviled Crabs, Yamasee Tartare Sauce, Hot Country Liver Pudding, Blueberry Cale[Pie, Rosalie's Pork and Pineapple Wheels, Upside Down Southern Apple Pie, Zesty Coca-Cola Salad, Rosaly's Lamb Loaf with Uncle Gett's Mint Sauce, Big Daddy's Round Steak and Onion Gravy, Catfish Stew, Carolina Tender-Steamed Roast Turkey and scores of other appetite-tempting dishes.« less
For a Yankee woman who lives barely south of the Mason-Dixon line, this was like a trip to a foreign country. I suspect if you're from the true South, the recipes are familiar, but most of them were a little too exotic for me. It was, however, interesting reading.
The book was published in 1966.