Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts - The Telephone Pioneers of America 1886-1986
Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts - The Telephone Pioneers of America 1886-1986
Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts - The Telephone Pioneers of America 1886-1986
Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts - The Telephone Pioneers of America 1886-1986
Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts - The Telephone Pioneers of America 1886-1986
Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts - The Telephone Pioneers of America 1886-1986
Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts - The Telephone Pioneers of America 1886-1986
Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts - The Telephone Pioneers of America 1886-1986
Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts - The Telephone Pioneers of America 1886-1986
Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts - The Telephone Pioneers of America 1886-1986
Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts - The Telephone Pioneers of America 1886-1986
Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts - The Telephone Pioneers of America 1886-1986

Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts - The Telephone Pioneers of America 1886-1986

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The Statue of Liberty is the most enduring symbol of our nation's spirit...

{HISTORY}

And so begins this lovely cookbook inspired by the need to raise funds for costly maintenance repairs for Lady Liberty and her surrounding island. Published in 1985, this cookbook covers 100 years of recipes (to commemorate her 100th birthday) submitted by members of the Telephone Pioneers of America, local New York state residents and famous restaurants and celebrities. Containing over 350 pages of desserts, this is a wonderful collection of passed down family favorites, regional recipes and inspiring concoctions that have been misplaced by time. One of the most interesting recipes was submitted by the three times great-granddaughter of Charlotte Bartholdi who was the inspiration for the face of Lady Liberty and incidentally was the mother of the sculptor, Frederic Bartholdi. What was the recipe, you ask? Bavarian Cheesecake!

Each recipe entry is marked with the submitter's name, affiliation and city and state which adds another level of interest. The Telephone Pioneers of America was a social organization which began when the telephone was introduced by Alexander Graham Bell in 1875. Made up of telephone industry employees that covered all 13 regions across the country, including some areas of Canada, the Pioneers provided public assistance programs to help members of their communities, especially those afflicted with vision and hearing loss and mental disabilities. In the mid-1980's, when the Statue of Liberty began showing noticeable signs of wear and tear, the Pioneers stepped in to help raise money to  ensure that the country's best loved lady continued to shine bright for future generations. 

A fun part of New York's social heritage, Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts combines history and heirloom baking in all the most delicious ways. Famous contributions include recipes by Lady Bird Johnson, Helen Hayes, The Albany Institute of History & Art, The Gideon Putnam Hotel, The Trapp Family Lodge, The Red Lion Inn, Dorothy Franks (great great granddaughter of Charlotte Bartholdi) and others along with individual submissions from kitchens across the country. 

{SPECIAL FEATURES}

- Published in 1985

- Contains 379 pages including detailed index

- Broken down into 8 chapters, which include: Breads & Muffins; Cakes; Cookies; Pies; Fruit Desserts & Fruit Salads; Puddings, Ice Cream & Candy; Frostings, Toppings and Glazes; and Drinks & Punch

- There are a bevy of interesting recipes that span 100 years of kitchen adventures. A sampling includes: Indiana's Own Persimmon Pudding, Plymouth Rock Pumpkin Pie, Linzertorte - Trapp Family, Pioneer Pumpkin Squares, Congo Bars, Spicy Hawaiian Cake, Old West Rum Pumpkin Nut Cake, Cranberry Shortcake, Blueberry Gingerbread Cake and Yugoslavian Nut Roll

- 98% of this cookbook utilizes fresh whole ingredients and favors handmade, homemade techniques for food made from scratch rather than packaged convenience food additives.

- In addition to many classic dessert foods like apple pie, chocolate cake, ice cream, etc. readers will find a plethora of international recipes brought by families from their homelands during their immigration to the United States. 

{CONDITION}

In lovely condition. This cookbook is clean and bright. All pages are intact and the spine is tight. There are a few minor rub marks on the back cover near the spine. 

{SIZE}

Measures 6.25" inches (width) x 9.25" inches (length) x 1.25" inches (thickness)

{FOR THE COLLECTOR}

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Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts - The Telephone Pioneers of America 1886-1986
Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts - The Telephone Pioneers of America 1886-1986
Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts - The Telephone Pioneers of America 1886-1986
Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts - The Telephone Pioneers of America 1886-1986
Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts - The Telephone Pioneers of America 1886-1986
Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts - The Telephone Pioneers of America 1886-1986
Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts - The Telephone Pioneers of America 1886-1986
Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts - The Telephone Pioneers of America 1886-1986
Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts - The Telephone Pioneers of America 1886-1986
Lady Liberty's Celebrity Desserts - The Telephone Pioneers of America 1886-1986