A community cookbook “Compiled and Edited by the Married Ladies Sodality of St. Patrick’s Church, Green Bay, Wisconsin.” 1923.
A substantial (304 page) volume with probably more than a thousand recipes. Permissibly edited, it contains many different versions of the same dishes; in the case of nut bread there are more than twenty. There are a number of interesting recipes but, unfortunately, very little that is specifically regional.
This book is likely to attract mainly those from this part of Wisconsin, with advertisements of local interest and occasional historical references. We were particularly taken by an ad for Murphy & Murphy, 300 North Washington Street, “with the only WOMAN chiropractor in Green Bay.”(Capital letters theirs, not ours.) Fun to browse and representing an underrepresented state in the community cookbook rolls. The book has a three-piece binding—red cloth spine and neutral-colored paper over boards.
The copy is in Very Good condition, fraying a bit at the spine and showing some handling, but with no damage other than inconspicuous abrading on the front corners. Some visible opening at the front interior hinge, with no effect whatsoever on the soundness of the binding. The interior is clean and unmarked.