Jim Rule, a semi-retired dealer of antique and rare books at Little Rock, has printed “Simplified Southern Cooking,” the antique cookbook written by his grandmother, Kate B. Stafford in 1936.
Rule discovered the book at a birthday celebration. In December 2012, Rule bought an auction item — a dinner hosted by Bitsy Davis at the Ashley-Alexander Plantation House at Scott, according to a news release. After Rule’s birthday celebration, Davis presented him with the cookbook that Rule didn’t know existed — “Simplified Southern Cooking,” published by Parke-Harper Co. of Little Rock in 1936.
The fourth cookbook from the Junior League of Little Rock includes menus for special occasions with numerous wine pairings. Enjoy full-color photography, slices of life, and insights into the places that make Little Rock one of the most livable, historic, and interesting cities in America....
• Original Publication Date: September 1972• Hardback book• Pages: 360• Recipes: 880• A compilation of delightful recipes handed down from generation to generation.• Sold of 100,000 copies• Winner of the Walter S. McIlhenny Hall of Fame Award given to community cookbookswith sales over 100,000• To...