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These are the little blurbs that were in front of each section in the Women's Day encyclopedia of Cookery. I didn't want to put it in front of each recipe from that section, but also didn't want to leave out the descriptions of each State either.. 8-} Hope you enjoy the thumbnail tours of each State.
ALABAMA: Scents of amellia and mimosa cling to the plateau of the Piedmont. Here Cotton is King and ships of Seven Seas yaw and splash in Mobile Bay. Sweet potatoes ripen in the sun of Coosa Valley, the Azalea Trail exudes heady perfume, and yellowhammers brighten the Cumberland. The twang of banjo and whir of cotton gin, familiar sounds of the Deep South. ALASKA: The Klondike is cold and Stika spruce shiver in emptry loneliness. Otter, seal, caribou, grizzly and reindeer are ready for it. So ate the native Aleut and the advenurous sourdough. The treeless tundra, glassy glacier and frozen fiord call ever to the wild. There is majesty in Mount McKinley and gold in them thar hills. But north of the untamed Yukon Territory, it's cold. ARIZONA: Sirocco winds scud through Canyon Diablo, bending the ginat cactus and paloverde tree, seding the tumbleweed scurrying across the desert floor. Cactus wrens soar oer the red veined copper lodes. Painted Desert, Petrified Forest - where Hopi, Yaqui and Navajo dwell. Place of the canyons. Grand, Black, Glen - where prehisotric heavings have rent the land. ARKANSAS: Hot springs bubble in the Ozarks, where an Arkansas Traveler hears a canvasback or mallard honking for passage along the Mississippi flyway. Gum cypress, hickory and pine stretch out their leafy arms in the forest of the Ouachita, and a prospector digging mid Murfreesboro's sandstone highlands can keep any diamonds he finds - but only up to 5 carats. CALIFORNIA: Redwood, orange blossom, gree Yosemite, Rose Bowl, white Whitney, silver screen, Golden Gate - colors by the Pacific. City of Angels, Valley of Deth, saintly towns of Diego, Barbara, Clara and Francisco. Astroners observe skiers slalom, swallows return, abalone simmers, Mojave shimmers, trolleys clang, windes glow, and motorists drive through a giant sequoia. COLORADO: Big Horn sheep gambol where the columbine grows, and the deer and the antelope play in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Exhausted, dusty mining hamlets maintain their ghosts, and the caves of ancient cliff dwellers yawn and gape on the Mesa Verde. Great Sand Dunes and Garden of the Gods, abouve, Pike's Peak looms and cadets fly 'into the wild blue yonder.' CONNECTICUT: Gateway to New England, whose salt-boxes and church spires on village greens tell of colonial sralwarst who settled the lovely postcard town; Litchfield, Guilford, Old Lyme, Mystic, where ancient mariners went down to the sea, New London, where submarines sink silently into the sound. Yale fence, Housatonic's covered spans, and mellowing tobacco leaves. DELAWARE: Corridor to Chesapeake Bay, capital of colonial New Sweden, first to ratify the Constitution, birthplace of nylon stockings. Delaware Bay gives it coast line, du Ponts give it economic and cultural transfusions. Proud of its fighting Blue Hen symbol, pleased with the old aura of New Castle and clovered fields near Dover. Called by Thomas Jefferson, "a jewel among States." FLORIDA: Gleaming, whitewashed hotels crouch shadowless on the beaches of Miami, and alligators slither through the swamps of the EverGlades. Natives wrench sponges from the ocean floor, and visitors peer through glass bottomed boats to see inky denizens of the deep. Venerable St.
Augustine, lyrical Suwannee and Okeechobee: siren calls to the Sunshine State. GEORGIA: Brown thrashers singing in the pines, ping of marble hammers at Talking Rock, sweet scent o Cherokee rose, tropical flowers floating in Okefenokee Swamp, Scarlett O'Hara pirouetting on Peachtree Street. The Old Confederacy: where history comes alive at Chickamauga, Ft. Pulaski, Brunswick, Atlanta, and along Sherman's searing "March to the Sea." Origin: Women's Day Encyclopedia of Cookery, Volume 1. Shared by: Sharon Stevens, Oct/94.
Submitted By SHARON STEVENS On 10-31-94