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N.C. Museum of History Associates Announces New Cookbook ─ “North Carolina: An Appetizing State”

ile Cookbook Cover Revised Final: The cover of North Carolina: An Appetizing State. Cover art by Raleigh artist Mike Hoyt. Photo credit: N.C. Museum of History

The cover of North Carolina: An Appetizing State. Cover art by Raleigh artist Mike Hoyt. Photo credit: N.C. Museum of History

The N.C. Museum of History Associates proudly announces the new cookbook North Carolina: An Appetizing State. Within seconds of flipping through the pages, your mouth will be watering at this delectable collection of recipes, menus and traditions from cooks across the Tar Heel State. Luscious photographs and illustrations enhance this 192-page, hard-cover cookbook that is a treat for the eyes, as well as the palette. The 249 recipes range from Bertie’s Bleu Cheese Coleslaw to Country Ham With Bourbon Cream Sauce. The irresistible desserts are perfect for the holidays ─ Peppermint Stick Ice Cream, anyone?

The Museum of History Associates is the statewide membership group of the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh and its sister museums throughout North Carolina.

 “The success of the Museum of History Associates’ first cookbook, released over 30 years ago, sparked the development of North Carolina: An Appetizing State,” says Billy Wilson, Executive Director, Museum of History Associates. “To make this cookbook unique and to create a vivid picture of the state’s culinary heritage and traditions, we included historical facts and photographs of artifacts in the Museum of History collection to help tell these stories.”

The cookbook’s release is just in time for the holidays! Preorder a copy of North Carolina: An Appetizing State for $29.95 ($26.95 for Associates members) by calling 919-807-7855. Beginning Saturday, Dec. 20, copies will be available in the Museum Shop, located at the Museum of History.  You can also order online at www.ncmuseumassoc.com/events/event_cookbook.php. Cookbook proceeds benefit the N.C. Museum of History.

North Carolina: An Appetizing State serves up scrumptious menu suggestions for cocktail parties, tailgating, brunches, holiday dinners and other occasions. From new twists on old favorites to tried-and-true recipes that have been handed down for generations, there are plenty of delicious dishes for your next gathering.

A small sampling of recipes follows.

NCMH pork tenderloin: Apple Butter Pork Tenderloin.  Photo credit: Tony Pearce

NCMH pork tenderloin: Apple Butter Pork Tenderloin. Photo credit: Tony Pearce

·         Beverages: Salem College Iced Tea, Cheerwine Punch, Bloody Marys

·         Appetizers: Manchego Stuffed Dates, Zesty Pickled Shrimp, Artichoke Squares

·         Soups and Salads: Cold Cucumber Soup, Arugula and Watermelon Salad

·         Main Dishes: Alicia’s Macadamia Encrusted Grouper, Neese’s Sausage Chili, Apple Butter Pork Tenderloin, Joanna’s Oriental Chicken Salad, Butterball Turkey With Giblet Gravy

·         Side Dishes: Brussel Sprouts With Bacon, Martha’s Vidalia Onion Soufflé, Jill’s Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Apple Streusel

·         Desserts: Southern Banana Pudding Parfait, Lady Margaret’s Chocolate Mousse, Minnie’s Caramel Cake

For a slice of the South, add copies of North Carolina: An Appetizing State to your holiday shopping list!

For more information about North Carolina: An Appetizing State, check out the blog at http://nccooks.wordpress.com. To learn more about the Museum of History Associates, visit www.ncmuseumassoc.com or call 919-807-7855.For details about the N.C. Museum of History, a Smithsonian-affiliated museum, call 919-807-7900 or access ncmuseumofhistory.org or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ or YouTube.

About the N.C. Museum of History Associates

The N.C. Museum of History Associates was established in 1975 by civic-minded individuals who were interested in broadening the passion and curiosity for history that museum founder Fred Olds unlocked. As a united group, the members strive to strengthen and continue that legacy, and they are the keys to ensuring the organization’s mission: to create awareness and to provide funding for the many needs of the N.C. Museum of History and its sister museums.

About the N.C. Museum of History

The N.C. Museum of History, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is located at 5 E. Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The museum collects and preserves artifacts of North Carolina history and educates the public on the history of the state and the nation through exhibits and educational programs. Each year more than 300,000 people visit the museum to see some of the 150,000 artifacts in the museum collection. The Museum of History, within the Division of State History Museums, is part of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

About the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan W. Kluttz, NCDCR’s mission to enrich lives and communities creates opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.

Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art, NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and economic stimulus engines for our state’s communities. NCDCR’s Divisions of Archives and Records, State Historic Sites, and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage. NCDCR’s State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state, developing and supporting access to traditional and online collections such as genealogy and resources for people who are blind and have physical disabilities.

NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported symphony orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives of North Carolina. NCDCR champions our state’s creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call 919-807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.

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