Saturday, January 20, 2018

Supreme Court Cookbook

Cookbooks are very popular but combined with history, they become much more interesting. Thanks to Historical League member Norma Hinton for sharing this article about Table for 9: Supreme Court Food Traditions and Recipes. From The Daily Journal, S.F. Peninsula Weekend Journal 12/22/2017.
In fact, Tastes & Treasures II also has Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's beef jerky recipe. You don't have to go to Washington D.C. to get it.
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Curator Claire Carter

One of Soleri's many long scrolls with his designs
Paolo Soleri was the topic of discussion at the January Historical League meeting. Curator for SMOCA, Claire Carter, has spent years researching his background and tells some interesting stories of his life and career as an artist and architect. She presented an overview of Paolo Soleri:The City is Nature now featured at SMOCA.

Soleri and fellow student at Taliesin West

Soleri was commissioned to build this unique Dome house with rotating roof for sun exposure

Uniquely made and designed, Soleri bells

Soleri at work

Diana Smith thanked Claire Carter for an informative presentation with a copy of Tastes & Treasures cookbook

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Palace Restaurant and Saloon in Prescott

The Historical League is not the only one to appreciate The Palace Restaurant and Saloon. Thanks to a wonderful article in The Arizona Republic, January 8, 2018, we are reminded of the fascinating history of this Prescott establishment.
You can read more history and recipes from The Palace in Tastes & Treasures II, A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona due out in February.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Calvin Goode busy with MLK celebrations

Honored as a Historymaker in 2003, Calvin Goode continues to be involved in civic affairs. So good to see him recognized again and again for all he has done as a renowned Phoenix City Councilman and educator. He continues to volunteer and improve the lives of so many. Congratulations Mr. Goode.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

January cookbook meeting

Filled with information, laughter and serious discussion, the January cookbook meeting was held at the AZ Heritage Center on Monday. So grateful to have this fabulous group working on Tastes & Treasures II, A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona.
We learned how to take credit card payments at special events, saw the Phoenix Home and Garden article, discussed future shows, inventory control, publicity, Feb 13 Statehood Day celebration at the museum, proofreading, funds raised, historic venues in the book, trademarking the title, stores, and more!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Proofreading for Tastes & Treasures II

Ruth McLeod, Zona Lorig, Linda Corderman,
Leslie Christiansen, Cathy Shumard (missing Margaret Baker)
Final proofreading edits are going on for Tastes & Treasures II, A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona. We meet and discuss all the aspects of printing a cookbook: photography, history, recipes, historic buildings, commas, punctuation, recipe-style writing, index and so much more. It is a long and involved process but when you have a passion for history and food, it is a worthwhile endeavor.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Phoenix Home & Garden PR

Nice to see this article in the January 2018 edition of Phoenix Home & Garden announcing Tastes & Treasures II, A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona. Thanks to Susan Dale for scanning it.
The article resulted in several orders from all over the country. 
Those delicious creme puffs are a recipe from The Spicery in Glendale found on page 111.