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January 17, 2008

Recipe collections preserve a community’s culture, a family’s history and a cook’s very own personal journey. The Junior League of Charleston recognized the importance of preserving all the good recipes that might come through one’s kitchen. They created their new cookbook, Charleston Receipts Album, as a recipe preserve of sorts.

Charleston Receipts Album is an ingenious organizer for every recipe collection. The compact three-ring binder comes with eight chapters, from appetizers & breads to vegetables to desserts, which include plastic sleeves in each section to hold your own personal recipes.

For beginners or anyone who loves good southern cooking, Charleston Receipts Album gets the collection started with 32 select recipes from the original Charleston Receipts, Charleston Receipts Repeats and the Party Receipts cookbooks. These include Aunt Blanche’s She-Crab Soup (Soups & Salads), Oven Fried Chicken (Poultry), Hampton Plantation Shrimp Pilau (Seafood), Church Street Squash (Vegetables) and Chocolate Waldorf Cake (Desserts).

The album provides recipe cards that feature artwork by Tate Nation. Nation is a South Carolina native. His bright, bold paintings capture the relaxed but vibrant culture that exists in South Carolina.

The Junior League of South Carolina has raised and donated millions of dollars to meet local needs, from education to child abuse to feeding the homeless, since its inception in 1932. The League started with 12 members. In the past decade alone it has trained over 2,500 community volunteers. All proceeds from the sales of Charleston Receipts Album will go to the League’s ongoing community support programs and activities.

Charleston Receipts Album (ISBN: 978-0-9607854-3-8; $19.95) was edited, designed and manufactured by FRP in Nashville, Tennessee. It is available for purchase online at

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.

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