Sesqui Samplings Cookbook Indianapolis

Sesqui Samplings Cookbook Indianapolis is a regional cookbook that moves you through the history of food over history in Indianapolis. McCormick Johnny Hoecakes, Kim Hubbard's Hash, Booth Tarkington's Lemon Pie, and Coconut Cream Pie are some of the tasty dishes found inside this cookbook. 


Format: Hardcover spiral, 114 pages 

Copyright: 1972 

Publisher: Indianapolis Sesquicentennial Commission 

Author: Indianapolis Sesquicentennial Commission 

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Description: The saga of a city, indeed the history of man, can be rather accurately documented by taking note of the food that was eaten over the years. Starting with culinary samplings of the people who inhabited the untamed wilderness of Indianapolis 150 years ago, we will follow this chronicle to modern times. 

In this day and age of car pools, TV dinners, punching time clocks and doing civic duty, it is hard for today's mobile woman to comprehend the "simple" life our pioneer women not only endured but endowed. The recipes of early settlers were simple and unsophisticated, with a lot of "a pinch of this and "a lump" of that. 

Today, although there is no specific cooking style indigenous to our region, the imaginative and excellent home-cooking of Indianapolis enjoys a fine reputation throughout the country. The phrase, "Hoosier Hospitality" expresses the happy combination of superior cooking skills and the genuine warm-heartedness of our people. 


Condition: Good condition, though the opening two pages have torn hole punches--the first page is loose but half attached. 

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