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A link posted by the indefatigable Jim Romenesko reminded me to check in with author Thomas Kunkel, who discovered Joseph Mitchell’s unfinished memoir while researching a biography of the uniquely esteemed New Yorker writer. Kunkel took a break from his duties as president of St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis., to recall via email […]

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Several new titles just added to “New in the North Carolina Collection.” To see the full list simply click on the link in the entry or click on the “New in the North Carolina Collection” tab at the top of the page. As always, full citations for all the new titles can be found in […]

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It’s summer and that means fresh fruits and veggies ripe for the picking.  Here are a few recipes to put those fresh ingredients to use. Fresh Strawberry Pie from Carolina cooking. Fresh Cauliflower-Tomato Scallop from Recipes we love to cook. Fresh Blueberry Funny Cake – Pie from Welkom : Terra Ceia cookbook III, a collection of recipes. Fresh Corn Pudding from The Charlotte […]

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“Yes, Nascar was born in the Bible Belt South. And racing and religion are inseparable. Each weekly driver’s meeting ends with a prayer and every pre-race ceremony includes an invocation…. “But… it’s one of the oddities of Nascar: Many of the people who cover the sport happen to be Jewish…. “Many of us are based around the Nascar […]

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In honor of the newest addition to the royal family, we present recipes fit for royalty. Duchess Potatoes from A Taste of the old and the new.   Breast of Chicken Queen Elizabeth from Best of the best from Carolina cooking : selected recipes from the North Carolina AT & T Pioneers.   Ham and Cheese Royal from Love yourself cookbook […]

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“The Nazi metaphors reached their zenith in May 1945, when a freshman North Carolina congressman called [FDR’s Fair Employment Practices Commission]  ‘a concentration camp for all Americans.’ Speaking for over an hour, Joseph Wilson Ervin warned that the FEPC  ‘would operate with the weapon of fear’ by hauling off employers to trial at the hands […]

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“I regret that our [campaign] train trip last month interrupted your father’s funeral procession. However, I was heartened to read that the incident helped to ease somewhat the tension of that solemn occasion. You’re right; the Lord does work in mysterious ways….” – From a note to Anne Fisher Williams of Thomasville included in “All […]

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Not only did President Ronald Regan deem July National Ice Cream month, he also designated the third Sunday of July as National Ice Cream Day.  So, this Sunday, July 21st, 2013 do as your loyal fellow Americans have done since 1984 and celebrate National Ice Cream Day with your favorite frozen treat.  Consider it your […]

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“Times are tight here, as indeed they seem to be everywhere.  Pea-nuts have advanced fifty per cent., and three-cents-a-drink whisky is now so diluted, I am told, that a good sized drink would come near to bursting a five gallon demijohn.  I have noticed several who kept well soaked during the winter season, have not […]

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Peach Kuchen from Historic Moores Creek Cook Book : a collection of old and new recipes. Peach and Sour Cream Pie from Sweet Carolina : favorite desserts and candies from the Old North State. Peachy Pickle Chicken from A Taste of the old and the new. Peach Crisps from Granny’s drawers : four generations of family favorites. Mellicotten from The lost colony cookbook : 400 […]

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