In Blake Alexander’s collection I recently came across this cookbook, titled Texas Cooking Under Six Flags. It was written by members of the Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Blake’s hometown, Paris, Texas. These kinds of cookbooks were common during that time as a way for members of a community – in this instance a church – to share their favorite recipes. We can see here that they also shared their personalities. I’ve included some of my favorite images from the cookbook. The illustrations all seem to have been done by Lorene Rutherford, likely a congregant of the Holy Cross Episcopal Church. I hope you’ll enjoy looking at these as much as I did!