Tag Archives: Cookbooks

Food Fantasies

Do you associate particular foods with specific events or places? I was watching the Wimbledon tennis tournament and immediately wanted strawberries and cream. Viewing the John Deere Classic golf tournament on TV made me recall the delicious pork chop sandwiches … Continue reading

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JoAnna Lund’s Healthy Exchanges

It’s not a diet, it’s a way of life. JoAnna Margaret McAndrews was born September 4, 1944, at Mercy Hospital in Davenport to Agnes Carrington and Jerome McAndrews. She graduated from Lost National High School in 1962, attended the American … Continue reading

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Novel Cuisine

It’s a given in the Quad-Cities that if an organization or business is around long enough, it will produce a cookbook.  Just look at the 641.5 shelves in our Special Collections Center and you’ll see decades worth of church cookbooks, … Continue reading

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Holiday Receipts, Davenport-style

One of the oldest cookbooks in our collections is from the First Presbyterian Church in Davenport.  Titled Cook Book, its pages are brittle and smudged with use. This item has no official copyright date, but there are a few clues to its … Continue reading

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We’re Cooking Now!

Although it’s well known—or should be—that our Special Collections Center archives the works of local authors, it appears that few of our patrons realize that this collection policy includes cookbooks produced by local organizations, schools, and businesses. One of the … Continue reading

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