North Carolina and Old Salem Cookery, 1955, 1974



North Carolina and Old Salem Cookery: As-if new condition! 4th edition of North Carolina and Old Salem Cookery, by Elizabeth Hedgecock Sparks (Beth Sparks.) 4th edition, 1974. This copy from the 1980 printing.  As-if new condition, with dust jacket in excellent vintage condition.  This edition has new chapters on refrigeration before ice, seafood, dinners to go, and the North Carolina food industry.  The descriptions of old kitchens and cooking equipment are especially charming.  There’s also a chapter on the Moravians, a list of famous North Carolina restaurants and places to see, and an account of foods distinctive to the Tar Heel State.

If your sister, your mother, your friend, or your colleague asks you where you found this vintage cookbook, please tell him or her:!

At we try to provide you with your mother’s cookbook! I know lots of current recipe bloggers write proudly that their recipes are “not from your mother’s cookbook.” We think the recipes in your mother’s cookbook provided food that was nutritious and warm and colorful and just plain yummy! We know that just looking at the cover of your mother’s Woman’s Home Companion Cook Book makes you feel good. Holding her Betty Crocker Cookbook, or her Better Homes and Gardens, or Good Housekeeping Cookbook in your hands is better than nostalgic. And cooking some of those dishes for your children will pass on a great tradition.


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