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December 2, 2005

CW cookbook brings a taste of the holidays from the St. George Tucker House to your house

Give the gift of good taste this holiday season with “Tastings from the Tucker House, A Second Serving.”
This collection of recipes comprises the second edition of a cookbook from the volunteers at Colonial Williamsburg’s St. George Tucker House, which serves as the donor society hospitality center in the Historic Area. The first edition was published in 1999.

“We are delighted our volunteers can share special, family-tested recipes with friends of Colonial Williamsburg,” said Edna Chin, manager of Donor Societies. “This collection will bring the taste of Williamsburg from our house to yours.”

The cookbook features several categories, including: Appetizers, Hors D’ Oeuvres & Beverages; Soups, Salads, Sauces & Dressings; Meats & Main Dishes; Vegetables; Breads, Rolls & Pastries; and Cake, Cookies & Desserts.

In addition to 21st-century delights, volunteers inserted recipes taken from the Tucker Family Cookbook that include Judge Tucker’s Mulled Wine and A Very Fine Syllabub. A brief history of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the St. George Tucker House also are included.

Gift-wrapped copies of the book will be available for sale Friday, Dec. 9 at the St. George Tucker House for $14.50 and $10 of the purchase price will be donated to Colonial Williamsburg while $4.50 will be used to cover the cost of production. Please call 1-888-293-1776 to order copies.

After the holidays, the book will continue to be offered for sale through the Tucker House and the Colonial Williamsburg Fund.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century capital of Virginia. Williamsburg is located 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg on the Internet at

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