Chester County Cookery

Chester County Cookery is a vintage church cookbook from 1950. Recipes were compiled by Virginia Penrose on behalf of members of the St. Paul's Church in West Whiteland, Pennsylvania. Each recipe contains the initials of its respective church member of member of the community that contributed the recipe. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 259 pages. 

Copyright: 1950 

Publisher: St. Paul's Church West Whiteland, Pennsylvania

Author: Virginia Penrose 

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Description: One so fortunate as to be in historic Chester County, in the heart of a rich agricultural region of eastern Pennsylvania, can discover a thrill of sheer beauty in one of the loveliest valleys that America boasts: the famed Chester Valley. 

Over two centuries ago, this fox-hunting countryside was the pride of William Penn, Lord Proprietor of the Province of Pennsylvania. Over two centuries ago, Chester County found a taste for cookery. The beasts of the field and the fruits of the soil provided every happy opportunity. 

Many of these cooking recipes so developed have been handed down from mother to daughter to grand-daughter: cherished family possessions. Chester County Cookery became a legend! This small book, paying tribute to good cooking and gracious living, is intended to bring both satisfaction and usefulness to you, its new owner. 


Condition: Dust jacket has small tears. Title page contains embossed owner's seal. Further good condition. 

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