Troy State cookbook available Dec. 1

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 29, 2000

Features Editor

Sometimes there comes along a cookbook that is more than a cookbook.

One of those cookbooks is coming this way and just in time for the holidays.

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The Tastes and Traditions of Troy State University, Volume II

will be on the shelves at the University Store in the Adams University Center at Troy State University Friday, Dec. 1.

The second volume of The Tastes and Traditions of Troy State University

updates the popular cookbook published in 1944 and features a variety of historical anecdotes, archival photos and recipes.

The Tastes and Traditions of Troy State University

brings together 500 recipes from students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the Troy State University System. Recipes range from traditional Southern favorites to quick-and-easy dishes and international foods.

The cookbook offers something for the experienced chef as well as the novice cook, said Janice Hawkins, editor.

"The Tastes and Traditions of Troy State University, Volume II has an array of great ideas for meals and dishes for any occasion," Hawkins said. "The book is a special collection of recipes that really highlights the unique diversity of Troy State University."

In addition to the recipes, the new cookbook has a large number of photo and "tidbits" that highlight the university’s history, programs and special achievements.

"The book should be interesting for all friends and supporters of Troy State University," Hawkins said. "The cookbook also supports a good cause. The proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit university projects and student programs."

The new edition was printed by The Wimmer Companies, a publishing house based in Memphis that specializes in cookbooks and will sell for $19.95.

The cover design for the cookbook is a painting, "Alabama Pansy, 2000," by internationally acclaimed artist and Troy native Nall Hollis. The cover, itself, is an incentive to purchase the book.

In addition to the recipes, other special features of the book include personal anecdotes from recipe contributors, a full-color photo section and a durable, hard cover with concealed wire binding.

Visit the University Store to purchase The Tastes and Traditions of Troy State University, Volume II or call the store at 670-3223 to reserve a copy or have one mailed to a friend.