CookBook Store, Freetown, Massachusetts
I was almost tempted to entitle this: What I did on my Summer Vacation.
Okay, seriously, I ducked into some super cool places during our vacation. First of which is by far the BEST bookstore I've ever visited. Chuck Williams of Eagle Trading Company knows his food and how to cook it. Chuck grew up in the deep South of Georgia. His childhood chicken-butchering memories run so deep he still won't eat chicken.
This is what heaven looks like. I'm sure of it.
I sat in his shop and we talked food, self-sufficiency, canning, fermenting, butchering and even a bit of faith.
I was delighted to find a 1936 Pennsylvania Dutch cookbook. My husband was delighted that I used the book to bake a Shoofly Pie (Stay tuned, I'll do it one week on the kitchen page.)
Chuck Williams, Eagle Trading Company
My mother loves to call Chuck and have him track down impossible-to-find cookbooks. I enjoyed his wealth of knowledge and gentlemanly way. If you are looking for a rare, hard-to-find, or international cookbook, Chuck is your man.
No, I can't give you a website, but trust me, you'll enjoy talking to him.
Tell him Rosalyn sent you, and that she's looking forward to his visit during butchering this fall...
Eagle Trading Company, Assonet Village, Assonet, MA