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Tidewater on the Half Shell: Fine Virginia Recipes
By the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Virginia. ISBN 13:978-0-9614767-0-0. Copyright 1985. Hardcover with 352 pages including list of contributors and index.
This book introduces itself by explaining that the Tidewater region of Virginia was one of the first settled areas of America. This abundant region has carved itself a history of gracious living and hospitality, and its cuisine is known for simple, elegant deliciousness. There are 600 triple-tested recipes in a remarkable 11 categories of meals, beverages, accompaniments, and condiments. This spiral-bound, substantial volume was inducted into the Walter S. McIlhenny Hall of Fame, an award given for book sales that exceed 100,000 copies.