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rbohan Jul 22, 2012 12:02 PM

I did a search here and couldn't find a thread re: which are the Junior League cookbooks one should have. (I'm especially interested in, but not exclusively interested in, Southern Cooking.)

I have Charleston Receipts, Talk about Good II, River Road Recipes, Savannah Style, The Plantation Cookbook, Some Like it South, Simply Simpatico,

Are there any obvious ones I'm missing...Junior League Cookbooks that are considered "must have"?

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    akq RE: rbohan Jul 22, 2012 03:25 PM

    Peace meals is very popular.

    1. Antilope RE: rbohan Jul 22, 2012 04:51 PM

      Sample recipes from various Junior League Cookbooks

      Junior League of San Diego
      http://www.utsandiego.com/uniontrib/2...

      Junior League of Buffalo, NY & McAllen, TX & St Joseph, MO
      http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

      Junior League of North Carolina
      http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

      Junior League of Nashville
      http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

      Junior League of South Carolina
      http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

      Junior League of Salt Lake City
      http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

      Junior League of New England, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Eastern Canada
      http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

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        Antilope RE: Antilope Jul 22, 2012 05:05 PM

        Sample recipes from various Junior League Cookbooks

        Junior League of San Diego
        http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

        Junior League of Savannah, GA
        http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

        Junior League of Tuscaloosa, AL
        http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

        Junior League of Tuscaloosa, AL 4th printing
        http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

        Junior League of Houston
        http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

        Junior League of Albany, NY
        http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

        Junior League of St Joseph, MO
        http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

        Junior League of Rochester, NY
        http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

        Junior League of Wilmington, DE
        http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

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          Antilope RE: Antilope Jul 22, 2012 05:21 PM

          Sample recipes from various Junior League Cookbooks

          Junior League of Victoria, TX
          http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

          Junior League of Denver
          http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

          Junior League of Memphis
          http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

          Junior League of Lake Charles, LA (Cajun recipesJunior League of
          )http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

          Junior League of Palo Alto, CA
          http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

          Eastern Junior League Cookbook
          http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

          Junior League of Tucson
          http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

          Junior League of Tampa
          http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

          Junior League of Milwaukee
          http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

          Junior League of New Orleans
          http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

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            Antilope RE: Antilope Jul 22, 2012 07:46 PM

            Junior League Cookbooks - Online book previews and recipe samples

            San Francisco Flavors: Favorite Recipes from the Junior League of San Francisco
            http://books.google.com/books?id=OiUg...

            The Junior League Celebration Cookbook
            http://books.google.com/books?id=n0uq...

            Pirate's Pantry: Treasured Recipes of Southwest Louisiana
            http://books.google.com/books?id=zGtD...

            Party Receipts from the Charleston Junior League
            http://books.google.com/books?id=yxEy...

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        shallots RE: rbohan Jul 22, 2012 05:20 PM

        The Plantation Cookbook is the one must have. (IMO)

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          Monch RE: shallots Jul 22, 2012 06:19 PM

          I'm really happy with the two from Larose, Louisiana: http://www.bayoucivicclub.org/cookboo...

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          fleck RE: rbohan Jul 22, 2012 08:15 PM

          I own many of these--pick them up wherever I go and also look for them at thrift stores. A recent one is Tidewater on the Half Shell from the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, VA. I haven't cooked from it yet but have earmarked many recipes to try--it has a large selection of appetizer recipes.

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            dfrostnh RE: rbohan Jul 23, 2012 03:54 AM

            Not junior league but I consider the best "community" cookbook to be the three published by the National Grange beginning with the BiCentennial year. People must keep them. I don't find them at the used book stores and my three are falling apart from use.

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              sheilafri RE: rbohan Aug 19, 2012 01:43 PM

              Jr League of New England is worth it for the Pots de Creme recipe alone. My family also loves the Coquilles St Jacques and the Lemon Clam Sauce Linguine. The recipes were easy for me to master when I was new to cooking, but have the flavor to satisfy a more advanced appetite.

              I just buy them whenever I stumble in one. I they never disappoint.

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                Wtg2Retire RE: sheilafri Aug 19, 2012 02:17 PM

                Would you mind posting the recipes, please, Sheila?

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                tamdz99 RE: rbohan Oct 11, 2012 01:34 PM

                http://www.juniorleaguehouston.org/?n...

                The Junior League of Houston has three wonderful books. Peace Meals, Stop and Smell the Rosemary and the original that was just re-printed: Houston Junior League.

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                  cocktailhour RE: tamdz99 Oct 12, 2012 03:29 PM

                  I have Stop and Smell the Rosemary and it's great. If you are looking for a Southern accent, this is a good one.

                2. Ruthie789 RE: rbohan Oct 11, 2012 05:59 PM

                  I have one that is called EAST WHITTIER JUNIOR WOMAN'S CLUB from 1966. Is this considered a Junior League Cookbook?

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                    Splendid Spatula RE: rbohan Oct 12, 2012 11:21 AM

                    Cincinnati Celebrates, JL of Cincinnati. Also, John T. Edge did a terrific compendium of recipes from JL and other community group cookbooks around the South, called A Gracious Plenty. Also includes essays from southern food writers, and excerpts from WPA food-related projects. It's a great addition to your cookbook shelf if you are interested in community cooking.

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                      chocolatetartguy RE: rbohan Oct 12, 2012 05:08 PM

                      Pat Conroy (Prince of Tides) wrote a cookbook in which he discusses his collection of church and women's club cookbooks. Might be some recs in there.

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                        nikkihwood RE: rbohan Oct 12, 2012 09:24 PM

                        The "River Road Recipes" - Junior League of Baton Rouge - four books, all good, although two of them are older now.

                        Pasadena:

                        California Mosaics
                        California Sizzlers
                        The California Heritage Cookbook

                        Seattle

                        The Seattle Classic Cookbook
                        Simply Classic

                        All three Charleston Receipts books are excellent.

                        San Francisco:

                        San Francisco Flavors
                        San Francisco a la Carte

                        Boston:

                        Boston Uncommon

                        I love J.L. cookbooks!

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                          retailbna RE: rbohan Apr 22, 2013 06:14 PM

                          I own at least 100+ Junior League Cookbooks and my hands down favorite is Heart & Soul from the Junior League of Memphis. The Boursin Potatoes and Caramel Cake are worth the price of the book!

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                            chefcelt RE: retailbna Jun 2, 2013 08:12 AM

                            Thank you for this - I bought Heart & Soul and love it! Can I just ask which Caramel cake you recommended- the spice cake with caramel frosting or the butter cake with caramel frosting? Thank you for your recommendations and the time you are saving me testing the recipes!

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                            kentfield RE: rbohan Jun 6, 2014 04:21 PM

                            Centennial and Celebration are both great

                            1. Antilope RE: rbohan Jun 6, 2014 05:21 PM

                              Junior League Cookbooks you can read online at the Open Library . Org. Just sign up for a free account.

                              https://openlibrary.org/

                              The Gasparilla cookbook - By Junior League of Tampa - Published 1961
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL73608...

                              The Midwestern Junior League cookbook - Published 1978
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16083...

                              The Western Junior League cookbook - Published 1979
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16477...

                              California fresh cookbook - By Junior League of Oakland-East Bay - Published 1985
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16055...

                              Company's Coming Foods for Entertainingg - by Junior League of Kansas City - Published 1975
                              https://openlibrary.org/books/OL85150...

                              Savor the Flavor of Oregon - by Junior League of Eugene - published 1990
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL87958...

                              Crème de Colorado cookbook - by Junior League of Denver - Published 1987
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15159....

                              The California heritage cookbook - the Junior League of Pasadena - Published 1976
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15159...

                              San Francisco a la carte - the Junior League of San Francisco - Published 1979
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16305...

                              San Francisco encore: a cookbook - the Junior League of San Francisco - Published 1986
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15163...

                              Southern recipes - By Junior League of Montgomery - Published 1940
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL73284...

                              A family guide to the San Francisco Bay Area - By Junior League of Montgomery - Published 1962
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15139...

                              Purple sage and other pleasures - By Junior League of Tucson - Published 1986
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16028...

                              A Sterling Collection - By Junior League of Memphis - Published June 2000
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL87954...

                              The Seattle Classic Cookbook - By Seattle Junior League - Published 1989
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL86417...

                              From Portland's palate - By Junior League of Portland, Oregon - Published 1992
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15830...

                              Colorado Collage (Celebrating Twenty Five Years of Culinary Artistry) - By Junior League of Denver - Published 1995
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL87954...

                              San Francisco flavors - By Junior League of San Francisco - Published 1999
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15833...

                              The Junior League of Lake Charles, presents Pirate's pantry: treasured recipes of southwest Louisiana - Published 1976
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15144...

                              Tea-time at the Masters - By Junior League of Augusta Ga. - Published 1977
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16051...

                              Winning at the table - By Junior League of Las Vegas - Published 1985
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16039...

                              I'll taste Manhattan - by the Junior League of the City of New York - Published 1994
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16446...

                              Beyond parsley - by the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri - Published 1984
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16500...

                              Charleston receipts repeats - by the Junior League of Charleston - Published 1986
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15135...

                              Recipe jubilee - by Junior League of Mobile in Mobile, Ala - Published 1964
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16477...

                              Quail country: recipes from the Junior League of Albany, Georgia - Published 1983
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15150...

                              Joy of Christmas: recipes from the Junior League of the City of Washington - Published 1983
                              https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15143...

                              Above and Beyond Parsley Food for the Senses - by Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri - Published 1992
                              https://openlibrary.org/books/OL85150...

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                                INDIANRIVERFL RE: rbohan Jun 6, 2014 05:45 PM

                                While not Junior League, both of these are well thought of sought after.

                                3 Rivers Cookbook. Still in print after 40 years. And in the Southern Living cookbook hall of fame.

                                http://www.post-gazette.com/life/reci...

                                Following a river theme, Indian River Cuisine. Anything less than $50 is considered a steal.

                                http://www.Amazon.com/indian-river-cu...

                                Hope these help.

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