By Bonnie Tawse
The Belt Cookie Table Cookbook celebrates the tradition of the cookie table with forty-one classic recipes from authentic Mahoning Valley cookie tables and cooks.
What's a cookie table? Funny you should ask! The cookie table is a tradition beloved by residents of Youngstown, Pittsburgh, and parts in between. It has its roots in a time when wedding cakes were far too dear for newly arrived immigrants to purchase. Instead, family and friends showed their love for a bride and groom by baking from scratch hundreds (sometimes thousands) of cookies and other small sweet treats to be shared at the reception.
The Belt Cookie Table Cookbook includes cookies from different cultures, cookies with different textures, spices, shapes, and backstories. Simple cookies, ridiculously indulgent cookies, experimental cookies—they're all here. And most of all it shares the tradition of the cookie table, a heartfelt way of building community that has endured through generations.
In the tradition of the community cookbook, The Belt Cookie Table Cookbook is a must for any kitchen large or small.
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June 30, 2020 | ISBN: 9781948742832 | COOKBOOK | PAPERBACK | 4.75 X 6.75 | 112 PAGES
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