GRANGE COOKBOOK PENNSYLVANIA STATE
Complied by: Pennsylvania State Grange Cookbook Committee Members, listed.
Publisher/Date: Pennsylvania State Grange, Harrisburg, PA (c. 1972) 24th Printing, 2012
Format/Condition: New very thick paperback book with plastic spiral binding in Fine condition. 536 pages; 6 x 9 inches.
Description: The Pennsylvania State Grange is the state's largest rural-farm organization. Organized in 1867 as a farm fraternity, the Grange represents citizens in 550 rural communities and is chartered in 66 of Pennsylvania's 67 counties. Local chapters to organize community service projects to better the communities in which they live and to further causes such as deaf awareness, CARE, eyeglasses for the needy, and many other worthwhile projects.
This cookbook is filled with over 1500 favorite recipes from 1972 of Pennsylvania Grange members. Many of the recipes were handed down from one generation to the next. These are the heirloom recipes of a state which was settled by different religious and ethnic groups. One of the earliest and largest group to arrive were the Pennsylvania Germans, "PA Dutch", including the Amish and Mennonites. Many of the recipes reflect that heritage, while other recipes have the flavors of later immigrant groups.
From appetizers to desserts, from canning to freezing, from quick and easy recipes to recipes for large groups, this community cookbook is filled with all the old-fashioned delicious favorites. Recipes are attributed to contributor with grange cited. These names make for a "who's who's' of farm families in the early 1970s.