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Historic preservation organization offers first-ever cookbook

Sonny Long

By Sonny Long
Dec. 21, 2011 at 6:21 a.m.

The Victoria Preservation Inc. cookbook is available for $20 at the organization's office, 205 W. Goodwin Ave.

The Victoria Preservation Inc. cookbook is available for $20 at the organization's office, 205 W. Goodwin Ave.

Looking for a unique last-minute Christmas gift?

Victoria Preservation Inc. is offering its inaugural cookbook - "Culinary Crossroads of South Texas"- a compilation of historical recipes as well as "tried and true" recipes from friends of the county organization.

The project was spearheaded by former county judge Helen Walker, a member of VPI's board of directors.

Recipes were solicited during the summer and fall and the committee made the selections. The books are hardback and contain an index of contributors.

"It's the first one we've ever done," said Gary Dunnam, VPI executive director. "It's a combination of historical and modern recipes, as well as a sprinkling of historic photographs."

Dunnam said the book is available at the Victoria Preservation Inc. office, 205 W. Goodwin Ave., and will remain on sale after Christmas. The cost is $20, which includes tax. The office will be closed for a county holiday on Friday and Monday.

"It makes a great Christmas gift, but would also be a great addition for anyone who likes cookbooks or Victoria County history," said Dunnam.

VPI fosters the preservation, protection and development of historically significant artifacts and properties in Victoria County.

This is accomplished through education, advocacy and acquisition, according to VPI's website.


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