Epicurean Gems From Del-Mar-Va. A Rare Collection of Delectable Dishes Dating Back to The Earliest Colonial Days. Old Time Southern Cookery For Which The Del-Mar-Va Eastern Shore is Famous

Salisbury, Maryland: Del-Mar-Va Eastern Shore Association, [1930].

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Softcover. Fourth Revised Edition. 12mo. 12pp. Stapled folded booklet measuring 8" x 9" when unfolded. Age toned, chip at lower corner, about very good. A promotional cookbook by the Del-Mar-Va Eastern Shore Association, an organization dedicated to the promotion of business, industry and tourism on the Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia peninsula. The front cover prints an illustrated tribute to "Aunt Adaline Wheatley," a local African-American woman, "For more than 85 years she had spent her life in the family of John A.L. Radcliffe...Her ability in concocting the most appetizing and delightful foods will never be forgotten," and adding that "Several of the recipes to be found herein were the original productions of Aunt Adaline." Followed by a preface, describing the recipes as historic and quintessentially Southern: "We have been fortunate in securing exact copies, taken from the annals of lavender and old lace, with permission to pass them on...and which retain all of the rare old Southern flavor and charm of our earliest Colonial period." On the following page is a 1930 highway map of the peninsula, followed by the recipes, which make use of local produce, and are accompanied by promotional text for the agricultural products of the peninsula. Recipes include: Delaware Fried Chicken, Marsh Rabbit (Muskrat), Dixie Biscuits, Diamondback Terrapin, Clam Chowder, and are followed by a page printing "Typical Southern Menus." Exceptionally scarce, especially considering it was apparently printed in at least four editions.

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Item #553150 Epicurean Gems From Del-Mar-Va. A Rare Collection of Delectable Dishes Dating Back to The Earliest Colonial Days. Old Time Southern Cookery For Which The Del-Mar-Va Eastern Shore is Famous. Aunt Adaline WHEATLEY.