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Recipes from the Shaver Kitchen

October 8th, 2010 · No Comments

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Despite his mental problems, Richard Shaver seems to have had a relatively happy marriage with his wife Dorothy, or Dot.  And he always praised her cooking in his letters.

Among my Shaver mementos is Dot’s hand-written cookbook.  I’m intrigued by these recipes for fig wine and rhubarb wine.  They sound like some unusual down-home concoctions.  I haven’t tried them; if anyone wants to test them, let me know how they turn out.

For a drawing (probably by Shaver) from this notebook, see the post of 5/27/08.  For more Shaver material, do visit Richard Toronto’s website, over here.

(Posted by Doug Skinner)

Tags: Dietary Mores · Forteana · Microlithomania

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