National Grange The Glory of Cooking
A Collection of Classic American and Old World Recipes
Kitchens of Rural America
Editors: Cookbook Committee, names listed.
Contributors: National Grange Members
Publisher/Date: National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry (c. 1986) First printing. NAP No Additional Printings listed. This is the third cookbook that the National Grange has published.
Format/Condition: Thick paperback book with plastic comb binding in Good condition: edgewear to covers. Binding strong; textblock firm; pages clean. 303 pages including index. Measures 7 x 9 3/4 inches. Illustrated with photographs, both color and black-and-white, plus drawings.
Description: Published for the celebration of the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution in 1987, this cookbook contains both classic American and Old World recipes which were brought over from the "Old Country" and handed down from one generation to the next. In keeping with the times, there is a section on microwave recipes and as an added surprise, there are a number of recipes throughout the book from the President, Vice-President and all 12 Governors whose state representatives were the original signers of the Constitution. At the time of publication of this cookbook, Ronald Reagan was President and George H. W. Bush was Vice-President.
Similar to other organizational and community cookbooks, the name of the person, the grange, and state is included next to the recipes. The cookbook is organized with chapters on dishes from Appetizers to Desserts. A unique feature is that "Old World" recipes are identified with a world globe next to them and states which country from which the recipe originated.