Saturday, June 04, 2011

Family History through Cooking

I was just scrounging around in a room in my parents' house through a big Rubbermaid container of family recipes, both clipped and handwritten/typed. Right on top I found the cookbook that my mother's Aunt Florence wrote out in an old ledger book. It must be at least 70 years old, probably much older. Right in the front was a recipe for crab cakes (it looks as if Aunt Florence fried hers). Deep in the middle was a recipe for fried chicken. The way the recipe reads, it is clearly Maryland Panfried Chicken, with the gravy and everything. I smell another project in the works, but not until well after this State-by-State thing is done. But at least one of Aunt Florence's recipes will pop up here in the near future.