Search for the Best Georgia Cookbooks and Recipes Underway

Fri, 10/21/2005 - 8:06am
By: The Citizen

Calling all Georgia cookbooks! Editors Gwen McKee and Barbara Moseley of Quail Ridge Press are searching the state of Georgia for cookbooks to be included in the new edition of “Best of the Best from Georgia Cookbook: Selected Recipes from Georgia’s Favorite Cookbooks.” The original edition was published in 1989 as the sixth volume in Quail Ridge Press’ acclaimed “Best of the Best State Cookbook Series.” This Series has over 2 million copies in print and is considered the definitive survey of regional cooking. It is also the hallmark of Quail Ridge Press’ mission of Preserving America’s Food Heritage.

For the new Georgia edition, the editors are reviewing not only cookbooks from publishers but also cookbooks that have been produced by community clubs, churches, restaurants, and individuals. "We enjoy finding that little cookbook from a small community that includes wonderful family-favorite recipes," says Moseley.

"We are very anxious to review as many cookbooks as possible and are particularly interested in those cookbooks that convey the flavor of the region," McKee adds.

Each Georgia cookbook selected for inclusion will contribute a sampling of their most popular recipes. The name of the contributing cookbook will be listed under each recipe. In addition, a picture of the cookbook cover, along with a brief description and ordering information, will be printed in a special "Catalog of Contributing Cookbooks" section. This section is a favorite with cookbook collectors and is a great marketing opportunity for the contributing cookbooks. The Series continues to receive national and regional media coverage, so contributors will gain significant exposure.

Any club, organization, church, or individual wishing to submit a cookbook for consideration to be included in the new Georgia edition can do so by sending a copy of their cookbook to Quail Ridge Press, P.O. Box 123, Brandon, MS 39043. Cookbooks must be received by November 30, 2005, and there is no cost for submission. Cookbooks that are not selected will be returned. For additional information about the submission process call Terresa Ray at 1-800-343-1583. For more information about the Best of the Best State Cookbook Series visit the Quail Ridge Press website at

The editors are anxious to review as many Georgia cookbooks as possible and to make the new “Best of the Best from Georgia Cookbook” as comprehensive as possible. "We are also eager to find new twists on old favorite recipes, like making a different flavor of bread pudding or a new and tasty salad," editors McKee and Moseley emphasize.

The all new edition will be released in June 2006. With all new cookbook contributors and recipes, cooks and cookbook collectors around the country will want to add the new “Best of the Best from Georgia” to their cookbook shelf.

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Submitted by fran sheldon on Sat, 11/05/2005 - 7:36am.

If anyone would like to help, we are hosting a Bake Sale for Mayor Steve Brown. I am told that we may have a run-off and so maybe Steve might need a little help. Thanks all and good luck, Steve !

Mrs. Fran Sheldon


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Submitted by mudcat on Sat, 11/05/2005 - 10:38am.

You seem like such a nice lady, but misdirected in your support of Brown. if you must have the bake sale, please make some Tate Christian cookies and Rex Kaigler brownies. Tell us when and where and you'll get cats, hamsters, squirrels, birdman and many others.

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