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St. Paul’s cookbook serves up history with family recipes

The contribution of community cookbooks is not to be overlooked in the Lowcountry’s rich food history.

For one, they have given a voice to generations of families cooking “real” food day in and day out. By real, I mean recipes used by countless home cooks whether they were preparing an appetizer for a party, fixing Tuesday night’s supper or baking a cake for a church bazaar.

They are recipes with generally accessible ingredients that aren’t too long or hard to follow. Among them are old recipes that speak to our culinary past.

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