Family Gift Guide: Fairview School Historic Classic Southern Dishes Cookbook

The Fairview  School Historic Cookbook is one of those cookbooks where members of the community or an organization all pitch in their best recipes. This one is from a Rome, Georgia collection of recipes submitted by family, friends and alumni of Fairview and E.S. Brown Schools. From their website:

Classic Southern Dishes

Classic Southern Dishes

The Fairview-E.S. Brown Heritage Corporation seeks to preserve the life-affirming African-American cultural experiences of the early 1900s; namely, the Fairview Colored School located in Cave Spring, GA. The campus was erected under the Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington philanthropic building campaign to provide an education for African-Americans. The only remaining structure, the first grade building, is now in imminent danger of collapsing. Tentative preservation plans include a re-created four-acre campus with museum, campsite, organic garden, and multi-purpose buildings to benefit the entire community.

There are so many yummy recipes in this book,and it is definitely the southern of style cooking at its best. Wokked Greens; Roasted, baked and Cajun fried turkey; Dressing with Sausage or Oysters; Sweet Potatoes of every persuasion; the Vidalia Onion Pie; Pot Likker and Cornbread; Shrimp and Grits; Ambrosia Punch; Nieman Marcus cookies; and the return of the Pinto Bean Pie.

You can order Classic Southern Dishes  online at Fairview Brown for $25 and that includes shipping. Your purchase will benefit the Fairview and E.S. Brown Schools Corporation.


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  1. These recipes do sound delicious! I’d love to try the pinto bean pie, as it sounds very unique.

  2. I am getting hungry reading the description. I hope the school does not collapse!

  3. Sandy Cain says:

    OMG! You had me at Vidalia Onion Pie! Is there anything sweeter, more satisfying? Gotta look into this, thanks!

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