At Home Charleston Cookbook

At Home Charleston Cookbook features party, holiday and events from Charleston and their recipes. This book is as much for fans of this famous historical city as it is for cooks. Crabmeat Baked in Shells, Crepes Juliette, Peach Dumplings, and more Southern comforts await you inside At Home Charleston. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 190 pages. 

Copyright: 2000 

Publisher: Wimmer Cookbooks 

Author: Catherine H. Forrester 

ISBN: 9780977601004

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Description: At Home - Charleston will give you a glimpse behind those walls of a way of life that is fast disappearing. 

Until the recent proliferation of restaurants, Charlestonians enjoyed a rich, centuries-old history of gracious entertaining at home. Set in one of historic Charleston's most beautiful private houses and its garden, this book opens the door onto one family's celebrations of the seasons and the traditions of old Charleston. 

Illustrated with color photographs of the house and garden, each chapter presents a party, holiday, or event in this historical setting. Additional chapters describe this Charleston family's vacation sojourns and summer culinary traditions for -- like so many Charlestonians before them -- they escaped the oppressive heat each summer by retreating to the cooler climes of the sea islands or mountains. 

Interwoven with the recipes and vignettes about entertaining is a portrait of a family who came "from Off," bringing with them their own generations-old family recipes and cherished social and holiday customs. This is the story of how, by embracing the local traditions and institutions, they became part of Charleston. 


Condition: Good condition. Small creases bottom corner of last two pages. 

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