Preston, Ia: Preston Times Print, 1925. 32pp. plus manuscript leaf laid in. Original printed orange cloth wrappers. Light wear to spine, some fraying at edges. Minor toning and wear to text. Very good. Item #1621
Unrecorded local cook book compiled by the Lutheran church of Preston, Iowa, a small town located halfway between Davenport and Dubuque near the Mississippi River. The recipes run heavily to desserts and breads, with categories for cakes, pies, cookies, doughnuts, puddings, bread, salads, meats, candy, and miscellaneous. Our favorite is a recipe for a wickedly Midwestern potato casserole called "Shoe Strings": "Boil potatoes...slice with a vegetable slicer. Butter a pan, put in a layer of potatoes, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and butter. Add another layer of potatoes and seasoning and pour over it half cream and half milk until all is nearly covered. Bake in the oven until a golden brown." Not in OCLC.