VIDEO: New cookbook ‘Apron Strings’ is featured on Seattle Magazine website

October 5th, 2014

[This video features former board members Joan Stover (left) and Joey Richesson, two of the three editors of “Apron Strings: Recipes and Recollections from the Duwamish Peninsula.”]

 

Citywide attention: ‘Apron Strings’ is featured on Seattle Magazine website

To find the Seattle Magazine feature, click here. Congratulations to editors Joan Stover, Joey Richesson and Dayle Banks, along with featured cook Carol Vincent!

 

Sift, mix and stir: the community’s cooking!

2014 10-02 Apron Strings705sq6iJust in time for Thanksgiving meal planning and the search for a unique holiday gift, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society is releasing a new, home-grown cookbook.

Diane McHenry of Morgan Hill, California, is the first purchaser of "Apron Strings."

Diane McHenry of Morgan Hill, California, is the first purchaser of “Apron Strings.”

Apron Strings: Recipes and Recollections from the Duwamish Peninsula is a 180-page paperback with 114 recipes from 49 local residents.

Stories accompany many of the recipes, and the book is laced with 16 photos from the historical society’s archive.

Editors of the cookbook are three longtime members of the historical society: Dayle Banks, Joey Richesson (former board secretary) and Joan Stover (former board treasurer).

The cover features a colorful, quilted vintage apron from Merrilee Hagen, past president of the historical society.

“Apron Strings,” priced at $25, is on sale at the historical society’s “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum.

It had its public debut Oct. 5, 2014, at the West Seattle Farmers Market in the Junction.

Net proceeds will go to our historical society.

Three years in the making, “Apron Strings” is “no ordinary cookbook,” the editors write in the book’s preface.

“It is a collection of recipes that reflect the history and culture of Duwamish Peninsula families and friends.

“Entwined with the details for sifting, stirring, baking and frying are the stories of the people and circumstances surrounding the dishes, the family traditions of meals and snacks, and the community history of food that is uniquely West Seattle, White Center and beyond.”

Joan Stover (left), co-editor of "Apron Strings: Recipes and Recollections from the Duwamish Peninsula,", chats with Gay Johansson of Roxhill at the Oct. 5, 2014, Farmers Market in the Junction.

Joan Stover (left), co-editor of “Apron Strings: Recipes and Recollections from the Duwamish Peninsula,”, chats with Gay Johansson of Roxhill at the Oct. 5, 2014, Farmers Market in the Junction.