The Four-Star American Community Cookbook

The Four-Star American Community Cookbook compiles 350 community recipes from an array of fundraising organizations including the Junior League, museums, historical societies, and similar. 


Format: Softcover, 302 pages. 

Copyright: 1988 

Publisher: Running Press 

Author: Anne Patterson Dee 

ISBN: 9780894715921

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Description: It Took Thousands of America's Best Cooks to Make a Cookbook This Good! 

Here are America's best recipes, gathered from nearly 200 community cookbooks published by Junior Leagues, historical associations, art museums, and other community-service organizations. 

This is a complete cookbook with more than 350 favorite recipes for appetizers, breads, soups and stews, poultry and seafood, meats, pasta, vegetables, salads, and desserts -- each one triple-tested! 

It's a one-of-a-kind sourcebook, too, with capsule reviews of nearly 200 community cookbooks and information on how to order them directly from the community-service service organizations that publish them. 

This book is a celebration of authentic American regional cooking at its finest and a unique collection of recipes, including: 

  • Mexican-style Baked Chicken from the Junior League of Albuquerque 
  • Swedish Lace Cookies from the Rochester Folk Art Guild 
  • Pedernales River Chili from the San Antonio Symphony League 
  • Blue Flower Omelet from the Shaker Historical Society 
  • Dirty Rice from the Larose Civic Club of Larose, Louisiana 
  • The Best Bread in the World from the Junior League of Omaha 


Condition: Good condition. 

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