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Delectable Dishes from the Archives

November 15, 2013

At PHS, we want your Thanksgiving meal to be special! Reference Archivist Dave Koch went into the collections and found a few recipes to try for your holiday meal. Originally published in 1895 in Nashville, Tennessee, The Cumberland Cookbook contains “four hundred tested recipes of Tennessee cookery.” Back then, making a turkey required more than a simple trip to the grocery store.

And don’t forget the dressing!

The Woman’s Missionary Society of St. Paul Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, offers these side dishes to round out your meal:

Dave found this relish alternative to “traditional” canned cranberry jelly in the 1985 edition of Favorite Recipes of the Oak Lane Presbyterian Church, a congregation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

As for leftovers, wouldn’t cole slaw be a nice addition to your turkey sandwiches this year? Favorite Recipes from the Women’s Association of Community Untied Presbyterian Church, Drayton Plains, Michigan, contains this recipe. If you try any of these, please let us know how they turn out! And Happy Thanksgiving!