It’s a royal affair…recipes from the collection.

In honor of the newest addition to the royal family, we present recipes fit for royalty.

Duchess Potatoes - A Taste of the Old and the New

Duchess Potatoes from A Taste of the old and the new.


Breast of Chicken Queen Elizabeth - Best of the Best

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 - Love Yourself Cookbook

Ham and Cheese Royal from Love yourself cookbook : easy recipes for one or two.


Duchess of Windsor Coffee Chocolate Pudding - Sweet Carolina

Duchess of Windsor Coffee Chocolate Pudding from Sweet Carolina : favorite desserts and candies from the Old North State.


Regal Burnt Sugar Sauce - Family Circle

Regal Burnt-Sugar Sauce from The Family circle cookbook.


Princess Dressing - AsheVittles

Princess Dressing from AsheVittles : favorite recipes from Asheville, North Carolina.


Chicken Mushroom A' La King-Recipes We Love to Cook

Chicken-Mushroom A’ La King from Recipes we love to cook.


House of Lords martini and hot toddy - AsheVittles

House of Lords Martini from AsheVittles : favorite recipes from Asheville, North Carolina.


FDR’s ‘concentration camp for all Americans’?

“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 of ‘carpetbagger personnel.’

“Noting that the majority of FEPC employees were black, the younger brother of North Carolina judge and future senator Samuel James Ervin added that most of the agency’s white staff belonged to the ‘lunatic fringe.’ He read the FEPC employees’ names aloud, noting the preponderance of ‘interesting’ surnames such as Asepha, Castenada, Wazem and Zeidman. ‘How would you like one of these birds to try your case?’ he asked his colleagues.”

— From “Defending White Democracy: The Making of a Segregationist Movement and the Remaking of Racial Politics, 1936-1965” by Jason Morgan Ward (2011)

Eight months later Joe Ervin committed suicide. Sam Ervin was elected to complete his brother’s term in Congress, but he did not run for election.