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25 years ago: Local authors seek recipes, stories for ‘Kansas Cookbook’

September 17, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 17, 1988:

  • Local cookbook authors Frank Carey and Jayni Naas were working on a new book and were seeking help in gathering examples of the best of Kansas cooking. The pair had visited fairs and festivals across the state and had talked with numerous cooks to find recipes and stories for the "Kansas Cookbook," to be published by the University Press of Kansas. "Your German grandmother's recipe for Linzertorte or your brother-in-law's barbecued beef are exactly what we're looking for -- old family recipes as well as contemporary ones," Naas said. The authors had already collected recipes for such delicacies as Mennonite sausages, barbecued spare ribs, Jonathan apple crumb pie, and buffalo stew.
  • Movies showing in Lawrence theaters this week included "Cocktail" at the Granada, "Young Guns" at the Varsity, and "A Fish Called Wanda," the fourth "Nightmare on Elm Street," "Betrayed," "Stealing Home," and "Moon Over Parador" at the Hillcrest. The Dickinson theaters at 23rd and Iowa were showing "Midnight Run," "Die Hard," "Bull Durham," "License to Drive," "Married to the Mob," and "Big."


Sarah St. John 4 years, 4 months ago

I still have my "Kansas Cookbook" and I still use it, 25 years later! It is a great cookbook -- everything I've made out of it has turned out delicious! And as it came out not long after I moved to Kansas, the stories interspersed with the recipes helped me learn about my new state. :-)

Sarah St. John 4 years, 4 months ago

Also, of that list of movies, I have seen "Fish Called Wanda," "Die Hard," "Bull Durham," "Married to the Mob," and "Big." I think I saw part of "Cocktail" once, but not the whole thing, and I haven't seen any of the others. How about you? Were you an '80s movie fan?

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