The Cookbooks of Home

Description
Our August List of the Month is dedicated to cookbooks that reflect the cuisine of each member's home country or region. Whether home signifies the place where one was born and raised, or the place where one now lives, is left for the member to decide.
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5,232 members
51 reviews
4.1
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1,477 members
31 reviews
½ 4.3
11 Members
karenb, dara85, Morphidae, mldg, RBeffa, irishiz, bcsl, SueMoran, EGBERTINA, Ashug, Tim.Murphy
Explanations
mldg: This was a wedding gift. It's been my go to cookbook for 45 years.
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2,492 members
18 reviews
4.1
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2,097 members
18 reviews
½ 4.3
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172 members
4 reviews
3.9
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2,008 members
22 reviews
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5 Members
chibitika, irishiz, SueMoran, BarbKeith, LLLLibrary
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chibitika: From my neck of the woods.
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151 members
7 reviews
½ 4.3
4 Members
herschelian, charl08, abbottthomas, booksaplenty1949
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abbottthomas: Not so much a cookbook, more a way of life. It’s not like that any more!
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272 members
2 reviews
½ 4.3
4 Members
cjayosburn, tututhefirst, perennialreader, LizStl
Explanations
cjayosburn: Great southern recipes for the place I now live.
perennialreader: Basic cooking of old southern recipes.
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64 members
1 review
½ 4.5
4 Members
NorthernStar, gypsysmom, BarbKeith, MockyCoffee
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NorthernStar: Many classic Canadian recipes, but I use the one for frozen berry pie the most, when I make Saskatoonberry Pie.
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302 members
4 reviews
½ 3.7
3 Members
anglemark, PawsforThought, donnamcculloch
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PawsforThought: The ultimate “classic cookbook” in Sweden. 9 times out of 10 when I’m looking for a baking recipe, I look here. It has everything that I associate with Swedish baking. The Swedish title is “7 kinds of cakes and cookies” (even though it contains hundreds of recipes) - alluding to the number of baked goods that a “proper hostess” should traditionally serve guests.
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209 members
5 reviews
½ 3.5
3 Members
paradoxosalpha, Michael.Rimmer, MockyCoffee
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paradoxosalpha: I live in the future!
Michael.Rimmer: I am a child of the Galaxy!
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96 members
2 reviews
4.2
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220 members
11 reviews
4.8
3 Members
abbottthomas, kleh, AgedPeasant
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AgedPeasant: Hartley was immensely knowledgeable about country life, and had personal experience of the vanishing world of remote farmhouses. Her book preserves many traditions which readers today do not even suspect the existence of.
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271 members
4.1
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249 members
1 review
½ 3.3
3 Members
karenb, ManWithAnAgenda, Tim.Murphy
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karenb: A midwestern US specialty in the second half of the 20th century (see also The Simpsons).
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215 members
3 reviews
4.1
2 Members
Aquila, grayle
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360 members
2 reviews
4.2
2 Members
Maddz, EGBERTINA
Explanations
Maddz: My father's side of the family - cosmopolitan Egyptian.
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230 members
½ 4.3
2 Members
cbl_tn, Tim.Murphy
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180 members
3 reviews
4.1
2 Members
djryan, irishiz
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123 members
3.9
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902 members
7 reviews
3.8
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6 members
1 review
4
2 Members
charl08, hfglen
Explanations
hfglen: Classic Cape Malay food; the recipes work and are beautifully illustrated. There are also delightful stories of life in Bo-Kaap. The author has written at least one other that would be worth looking out.
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45 members
½ 4.3
2 Members
hipdeep, irishiz
Explanations
hipdeep: The region I call home.
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37 members
5
2 Members
rosalita, Tim.Murphy
Explanations
rosalita: Cookbooks produced by the local Junior League have been a staple of the Midwest as long as I've lived here.
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134 members
3 reviews
4
2 Members
sturlington, nrmay
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450 members
5 reviews
4.2
2 Members
abbottthomas, AgedPeasant
Explanations
AgedPeasant: For centuries bread, good bread, was the staple diet of the English working class. David’s thorough treatment covers every aspect of not just bread but every type of yeast cookery.
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21 members
2 Members
Aquila, grayle
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28 members
4
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885 members
18 reviews
3.9
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1,066 members
32 reviews
½ 4.3
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454 members
8 reviews
½ 4.3
Member
pussreboots
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pussreboots: My grandmother was given a copy as a wedding gift by her MIL. She later upgraded to a newer edition (the 1950's edition). My mother has her original (the 1940s blue edition) and I have the 1950s edition. It's the book I use most for basic cooking.
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306 members
3 reviews
3.8
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: This was in everyone's house when I was a kid, although it was seldom displayed on shelves and almost never to be found with other cookbooks. It was the Playboy of cookbooks- passed from hand to hand and tittered over in small groups. Regardless of how we saw ourselves, all of us had eaten the food found in the book or made it ourselves. And adding potato chips really does make almost everything taste better.
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274 members
4 reviews
4.2
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Lynsey2
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215 members
9 reviews
½ 4.4
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nrmay
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196 members
5 reviews
4
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technodiabla
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technodiabla: Very authentic and well curated collection of receipes from all regions of Texas. I am from Texas (gone now) and have made several of these recipes and they are spot on. If you're a heat-weenie, beware!
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170 members
3.8
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lorsomething
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lorsomething: This isn't just a great cookbook, but is a history of a culture that was famed for its hospitality and is now disappearing.
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160 members
8 reviews
½ 4.5
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145 members
3
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EMS_24
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131 members
1 review
4.1
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tallpaul
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128 members
½ 3.7
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erinclark
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123 members
2 reviews
½ 4.3
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108 members
1 review
4.2
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97 members
3 reviews
½ 4.3
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AgedPeasant
Explanations
AgedPeasant: Easily the finest book on English food: a mixture of anecdote, history, and recipes transcribed into modern format.
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89 members
½ 4.6
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eggwood
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65 members
½ 4.4
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ldefillipo
Explanations
ldefillipo: Fuhgedaboudit
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46 members
2 reviews
5
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44 members
1 review
5
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RShelton
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44 members
½ 2.5
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Kristelh
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42 members
5
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bjrie
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39 members
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kidzdoc
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32 members
1 review
3.8
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perennialreader
Explanations
perennialreader: Alabama Chicken Stew is the best. Alabama BBQ White Sauce is very local.
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27 members
1 review
3
Member
hfglen
Explanations
hfglen: The classic Durban Indian book, as found in the trousseau of all local Indian brides. The recipes work, but illustrations are, in the 21st century, a bit sparse.
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22 members
2 reviews
½ 4.3
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NorthernStar
Explanations
NorthernStar: A toss up between this and Fear of Frying by the same author. His attitude towards food, cooking, and eating changed how I cook during my time on the west coast.
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17 members
4.2
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chwiggy
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17 members
1 review
4
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birder4106
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birder4106: For decades, this book was almost the only school cookery Bible in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. (1st edition: 1923. For the time being, last published edition: 2013. Internet: elisabeth-fuelscher.ch. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das_F%C3%BClscher-Kochbuch) Dieses Buch war während Jahrzehnten die beinahe alleinige Schul-Kochbibel der deutschsprachigen Teils der Schweiz. (1. Ausgabe: 1923. Vorläufig letzte erschienene Ausgabe: 2013. Internet: elisabeth-fuelscher.ch. Wikipedia: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das_Fülscher-Kochbuch)
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17 members
½ 3.5
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MmeRose
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AbigailAdams26
Explanations
AbigailAdams26: I've spent much of my life in New York State, and used to go up to the Catskills to hike. These recipes sound like home to me...
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lilithcat
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lilithcat: What could be more Chicago than Marshall Field's? (nuts to you, Macy's).
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16 members
1 review
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tardis
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15 members
2 reviews
4
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megbmore
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12 members
½ 3.3
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raidergirl3
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raidergirl3: Chef Michael Smith shares recipes from his restaurant/farm in Prince Edward Island.
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11 members
4
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8 members
4
Member
Romonko
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Romonko: This cookbook is the most like my Baba's cooking that I have found. My Baba came to Canada from the Ukraine in the early 18 century when the Ukraine was suffering a famine. She landed in Gimli Manitoba with her mother, sister and brother. They settled in Saskatchewan. Her sister and brother married and became farmiers. My Baba stayed in Swift Current with her Mom and her husband who worked for the CPR. She was the best cook ever and when I tried to get her recipes from her she couldn't provide me with the details as she cooked by memory and instinct. This boogie me her recipes.
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5 members
1 review
4
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MrKillick
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MrKillick: Every member of my family gets a copy when old enough. It's a saying in the family to first ask Grete how she would do some meal. Solid german cooking with lots of interesting pieces of history and background information.
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tealadytoo
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tealadytoo: Recipes from "Brownie" Schrumpf, food columnist for the Bangor Daily News for 37 years.
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2 members
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1 member
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LolaWalser
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LolaWalser: THE classic Dalmatian cookbook, first published in 1939.
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1,878 members
17 reviews
½ 4.4
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kac522
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1,317 members
11 reviews
4
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RuMuse
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901 members
11 reviews
½ 4.3
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Maddz
Explanations
Maddz: My mother's side of the family - that style of cooking was ingrained
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614 members
4 reviews
4
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chibitika
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567 members
8 reviews
½ 4.3
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525 members
13 reviews
½ 4.3
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alexdaw
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416 members
1 review
½ 4.4
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hipdeep
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hipdeep: Somewhat south and west of the region I call home, but a fundamental book for "southern" cooking in America.
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263 members
1 review
3.9
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RBeffa
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244 members
1 review
3.9
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cjayosburn
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cjayosburn: While I live in Virginia now, I am from Colorado.
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218 members
3 reviews
½ 3.6
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kleh
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207 members
1 review
4.1
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175 members
4 reviews
4
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lorsomething
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lorsomething: Down-home recipes interspersed with fun facts about the Andy Griffith Show.
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133 members
3 reviews
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109 members
1 review
½ 4.4
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rosalita
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rosalita: I've lived in the American Midwest for more than 30 years, but my tastes were set growing up on Long Island, New York, in a robustly Italian family and community.
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54 members
2 reviews
½ 3.7
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perennialreader
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perennialreader: Fine old southern recipes.
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54 members
1 review
½ 3.5
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41 members
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Helenoel
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30 members
½ 4.5
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cbl_tn
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19 members
1 review
½ 4.7
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9 members
2 reviews
4
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Kristelh
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7 members
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AbigailAdams26
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AbigailAdams26: Ah, upstate New York! The birthplace of many favorite American foods...
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lilithcat
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lilithcat: What's more local than a community cookbook?