When Tangier Island Health Center colleagues Cindy Parks, Cindy Wheatley, and Anna Parks decided on a project to help raise funds for the island’s new health clinic, they had no idea how successful it would be. “Island Treasures: Collected Recipes,” is now in its fourth printing. To date over 700 books have been sold and the Tangier Island Health Foundation has received the proceeds.
It took two months to collect, type, and print the 202 recipes from island residents. Each section of the book (Appetizers, Soups & Salads, Main Dishes, etc.) is preceded by a “Helpful Hints” page. Contributors were encouraged to present at least two favorite seafood recipes (crab, of course, features prominently). Other tasty offerings range from “Cubbit Creek Gumbo” to “Lee’s Tugboat Meatloaf” to “Ain’t Your Mamma’s Banana Pudding.” All are attractively presented in a spiral-bound edition with a clear index and a back section featuring pages on pantry basics, cooking time tables, an equivalency chart, and calorie counts.
Cover art was contributed by Ken Castelli, who is the island’s artist-in-residence. Working with the Tangier History Foundation, he has helped create a wonderful museum for the island. The book was published at no initial cost by Morris Press Cookbooks of Kearney, Nebraska.
Copies of the cookbook may be purchased for $12.00 (+ $3.00 shipping charge) by contacting:
Tangier Island Health Foundation
PO Box 259
Tangier, VA 23440
Or they may be picked up in person from the White Stone Family Practice in White Stone, Virginia.
Checks should be made payable to the Tangier Island Health Foundation. Thank you for your support…we believe your palate will enjoy this special cookbook.