The Junior League of Northwest Arkansas has created a beautifully classic cookbook, Add Another Place Setting.
With a basic, clean-cut presentation, the recipe selection in the book is truly amazing.
Book chapters include Comfort Food, Stay for Dinner and Save Room for Dessert. The Farmers’ Market chapter features recipes like Southern Squash Casserole (p. 22), Tomato Relish (p. 25) and Bread and Butter Pickles (p. 26) – all classics that anyone with an appreciation of fresh, local produce certainly enjoys.
The book joins spicier recipe selections like Plum Chicken with Couscous (p. 116) and Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes (p. 142), with favorites like Country Chicken Potpie (p. 45) and Home-Style Corn Casserole (p. 52).
Add Another Place Setting also gives homage to what can come from good people who thrive on an entrepreneurial spirit in a free enterprise economy.
Inspirational stories of people like Bernice Young Jones, who created the Jones Center for Families, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Sam Walton of Wal-Mart, are modestly presented throughout the book. The stories, anecdotes and facts are shared in no particular order – as if they’re all pieces of the whole wonderful, colorful fabric that holds northwest Arkansas together. While historical roots run deep, these communities remain open to new cultural influences that the local economy has attracted over the years.
The Junior League of Northwest Arkansas is a community leader in education, awareness and prevention of domestic violence and child abuse. The 350 members of the Junior League of Northwest Arkansas gave over 30,000 hours in volunteer community work in 2007 alone. The League’s mission is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The League’s purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Add Another Place Setting (ISBN: 978-0-9790769-0-9; $26.95) was edited, designed and manufactured by FRP in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 1961, FRP has produced more than 1000 titles for individuals, companies, and nonprofit organizations from coast to coast. Full support and consultation are available in the creation, production, marketing, and distribution of a cookbook. FRP is a division of Southwestern/Great American, Inc.