I hope you will share this post far and wide, as I’d like to get the word out about a very special project.
I’m putting together a cookbook inspired by the Adam Fletcher Adventure Series and would love to get some recipes submitted from families with roots in eastern North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia — especially those from around the coastal regions.
While I have many old recipes that have been passed down in my own family, I think this book will be much better if it has a sampling of the flavors from many southeastern families.
If your recipe is chosen, you will of course be given credit in the cookbook and on this website, and you will receive a free print copy of the book when it is published.
I’m looking for all kinds of recipes — as long as they’re authentic.
One thing to keep in mind, in the 18th century they didn’t have many of the ingredients we have today. (For instance, you won’t find recipes that include Campbell’s Cream of Celery soup or ingredients like baking soda and baking powder, because they didn’t have them, but I’m sure you already know that 😉 .)
Please e-mail your recipe, and a family story if you’d like to share one, to info [at] seaportpublishing.com or fill out this form. Be sure to include your name and hometown, as well as any information you’d like to include about the recipe’s history in your own family. I hope you’ll also include who taught you or provided you with the recipe. (For instance, was it your grandmother? A great aunt? Your mom? A dear lady from church?)
Submit as many recipes as you like. If your recipe(s) are chosen, you will be notified by e-mail and your mailing address will be requested so that a copy of the print edition of the cookbook can be sent to you as soon as its published.