Church and community cookbooks are a great southern tradition. The venerable collections of recipes gathered and shared grow into treasured possessions handed down through families, the go-to for instructions on how to make favorite dishes for every occasion.
Author and food historian Kat Robinson has collected hundreds of Arkansas cookbooks from all over the state and across the decades in an effort to preserve beloved family dishes representing what we once ate in The Natural State. This collection of delicacies has been gathered, curated and redacted from these culinary keepsakes.
Each of the recipes within this volume was recreated and photographed at the magnificent Culinary Suite at The Writer's Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs.
From three bean salad to squash fritters, Tallerine to green rice, sweet potato casserole to Coca-Cola cake, you'll find 100 mid-century delights within in full-color splendor.