Taste of the South

Generations of Junior League Cookbooks

n nearly every kitchen sits a worn spiral-bound cookbook. You know the one—the tattered, dog-eared book passed down from your grandmother to your mother, containing batter-splattered pages of recipes scribbled with notes. The recipe from Betty at church, whose meat loaf is topped with that addictive tomato gravy. Your aunt’s neighbor’s famous lemon Bundt, starred and circled so you know it’s the right one. The casserole that’s always eaten first at potlucks. These are the recipes that tell the stories of communities, time stamps of days and people of the past. And in

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