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If asked, anyone who lives or visits Brunswick County knows and would say emphatically that the best cooks and bakers in the world live here. Now they are being recognized.
Each month the editorial staff of Our State magazine highlights a regional cookbook, and this month’s feature is the Old Bridge Preservation Society’s Old Bridge Cookbook.
In 2012 the Old Bridge Preservation Society (OBPS) published the Old Bridge Cookbook. OBPS members requested, gathered and collected the best of residents’ and visitors’ favorite recipes. Whenever people visited the Old Bridge, they were asked if they had a special recipe to share, something that their family loved or that they loved to serve at the beach. Many did, and soon there were enough to make into a book.
Featured in the latest issue of Our State is a recipe from Sunset Beach’s own Sue Weddle for peach cream pie.
The timing is just right to capitalize on the peach harvest and make this luscious pie now to impress family and guests. Photos accompanying the article, “Peaches & Cream — in a Pie,” are mouth-watering.
Also featured in the article are recipes for spicy shrimp from Raleigh and mustard-roasted potatoes from Cary.
The Old Bridge Cookbook features nearly 350 recipes in different categories — appetizers, beverages, entrees, seafood, vegetables and breads. There are recipes for casseroles that are perfect for family gatherings at the beach, desserts to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth and even a favorite martini of the Sunset Beach set, the Bridge-tini.
The Old Bridge Cookbook includes the history of the Old Bridge from its beginning to the present and the story of the Old Bridge Preservation Society and its mission and vision for the Old Bridge.
Anyone interested in purchasing the Old Bridge Cookbook can stop by the Old Bridge, 109 Shoreline Drive SW in Sunset Beach from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays or Thursdays or 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays this summer, or call (910) 579-9021 or go to the OBPS website at oldbridgepreservationsociety.org.
The cost is $12, or $15 to be mailed.