Timeless Tastes and Tales from the Residents and Future Residents of Mount Holly cemetery. 248 pages of recipes.
"The Mount Holly cemetery may seem like an unlikely tourist destination, but thousands tramp around its headstones every year, seeking out the graves of an Indian chief's wife and the boy martyr of the Confederacy. The 166-year old cemetery also draws those looking for the final resting places of early politicians and residents whose names are now attached to Arkansas counties... (It) is listed in the city's list of Top 12 spots tourists must see on a trip to Little Rock." - Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 25 June, 2009.
Almost every page of the cookbook has not only recipes but stories about the people who helped shape Arkansas. Here is an excerpt:
"One of the most interesting people buried at Mount Holly is William S. Fulton. He was appointed Governor of the Arkansas Territory by President Andrew Jackson and presided over the territory until Arkansas was admitted into the Union in 1836. The first legislature that met under the new state's government named Fulton as one of Arkansas's first U.S. Senators. He was re-elected in 1840 and served until his death. He died at his home, Rosewood, on August 15, 1844, after a ten-day illness attributed to sleeping in a freshly painted room. Rosewood later became an industrial school, and today is the site of the Arkansas Governor's Mansion. Fulton County is named for him.
The free recipes below all come from this wonderful and quirky cookbook.
All proceeds for this book go to the cemetery foundation for the upkeep and beautification of Mount Holly.