Saturday, February 19, 2011

175th Anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo

175th Anniversary of
The Battle of the Alamo

No I did not drop off the face of the earth. I just returned from a stay in San Antonio, TX.

While there, I learned The Daughters of The Republic of Texas is hosting the 175th Anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo Events this year. What does this have to do with the Tennessee cookbook “Country Goodness Recipes of Tennessee Celebrities?”

I have 6 recipes with ties to Texas and those following my blog might find the Texas Ties interesting. The Friends of David Crockett State Park, Lawrenceburg, TN sent a historical recipe for David Crockett. Fess Parker sent a recipe as he played David Crockett in both movies and television. The curator for The Hermitage sent a recipe for Pres. Andrew Jackson, who was President at the time of the battle of the Alamo.

Megan Buro who is with the The Sam Houston Memorial Museum in Huntsville, Texas sent 3 recipes. One which was for Sam Houston, another which was used for the Sam Houston School House Historic Site. This is a log cabin school located in Maryville, TN and is the oldest school in Tennessee, built in 1794. Sam Houston taught there.

She also sent a recipe for John Ross, also known as Koo Wes Koo We. He was the Chief of the Cherokee Nation, when it was in TN, GA, and NC. He went to Texas with Sam Houston and fought with him at Horse Shoe Bend.

So, whether you are from Tennessee or Texas check this cookbook out. It has great recipes from amazing people, and is a celebration of our great heritage.