Even More Special
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This is the second cookbook published by the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties (North Carolina) - Carolina Thyme was published in 2001 as their third title. It is fun to compare the three offerings by this league, but I think I like the cover design on this book the best with its mysterious and unexpected onion-theme that is reminiscent of Georgia O'Keefe's lilies. The recipe themselves showcase fresh ingredients and are a welcome departure from the "microwave innovations" of a lot of other cookbooks released in the same era.
From the Publisher:
In 1972, the Junior League of Durham published its first cookbook, That Something Special. In the years since that book was published, our Research Triangle area of North Carolina has undergone an amazing transformation. Thousands of people from all over the United States and the world have moved into our area, drawn by the opportunities in technical research, medicine, and education, and the attraction of leading a modern lifestyle in a warm and gentle climate. The newcomers have quickened our pace and brought us a rich leavening of cultural influences.
Our new cookbook Even More Special mirrors the changes in Durham and Chapel Hill in recent years. Our emphasis on fresh ingredients and nutrition-conscious preparation reflects the active, healthy lifestyle of the Research Triangle.
We believe that Even More Special captures the unique qualities of life in the Research Triangle - its sophistication, the exciting blend of cosmopolitanism and Southern tradition, and its contemporary style of living.
About the Author:
Above all else, the goal of the Junior League of Durham and Orange counties is to promote and perpetuate social change in Durham, Chapel Hill, and surrounding communities that will benefit most from it. By empowering women and providing valuable leadership training, they are giving local women the tools to get involved, put their talents to work, and positively impact our communities.
Release Date: 1986 (First printing)
Condition: Very good. Book has slight wear on cover edges and gift inscription on front page. Otherwise free of stains, pages and ink are bright and binding is solid.