LB - Energy Savings 0420 P61166778 728x90 70%

Home | Classifieds | Place an Ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Kudos | Obituaries | Real Estate Search | Subscriber Services | Contact Us
Camp Verde Bugle | Camp Verde, Arizona

home : features : features April 28, 2016

12/6/2012 1:30:00 PM
M. Clemenceau's Cookbook revised by VHS

A new revised edition of M. Clemenceau's Cookbook, published by the Verde Historical Society, is hot off the press, just in time for last minute Christmas giving. The revised cookbook has several additional recipes, including Randall Restaurant's popular tortilla soup and red and green salsas, as well as a few corrections to previous recipe slip-ups.

The cookbook is a compilation of recipes from Verde Valley men who cook - and there are some incredibly good cooks among them - with well over a hundred pages of delicious edibles ranging from appetizers to drinks and desserts and everything in between. You'll find simple scrambled eggs and onions as prepared by Uncle Bert, unusual versions of peanut butter sandwiches along with exotic Dutch Indonesian and East Indian fare, and recipes for preparing javelina and venison. There's a section for casseroles, another for Mexican dishes and a healthy number of pages devoted to the vegetarians among us. Interspersed with the recipes are excerpts from early interviews with former cowboy Zeke Taylor who talked about "eatin' on the range" and chuck wagon cooking.

Contributors include artists and businessmen, professionals and retirees, several of the latter having found new vocations in the kitchen upon retirement. There's a family favorite from our County Supervisor, Chip Davis, some secrets for preparing great Italian tomato sauce from former Mayor of Jerome, Al Palmieri, and an original Chorizo Chili recipe from the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce's Executive Assistant, Christian Oliva del Rio.

One of former City Manager, Brian Mickelsen's favorite recipes was submitted by his wife, Lin, who said they enjoyed preparing the dish together. And former Cottonwood Mayor, Ron Moen is represented with his recipe for Chocolate Turtles, a delectable treat that he used to prepare for Old Town's Annual Chocolate Walk.

And where did the name, Clemenceau, come from, anyway? The book's introduction explains who Clemenceau was and how and why a town (and museum) was named after him. There's even a favorite recipe of the old gentleman himself, passed on to us from our sister museum in Paris.

The books are available at the Clemenceau Heritage Museum and the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce. The cost is $12, with all proceeds going towards keeping the museum open, free to the public, and staffed entirely by volunteers. The Museum exhibits memorabilia from the Verde Valley's mining and ranching days, changing displays on a variety of subjects and the Railroad Diorama with model trains from the 1890's to 1953, representing the many railroads that once operated in the Verde Valley. Museum hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Fridays-Sundays, and 9 a.m.-noon on Wednesdays. The Museum is located at the corner of Willard and Mingus in Cottonwood. Tel: 634-2868.

    Most Viewed     Recently Commented
•   Camp Verde Marshal's Office 'begging for help' (839 views)

•   Blaze destroys RV and jeep Sunday; freeway traffic blocked (539 views)

•   Camp Verde's Mike Jenkins announces retirement (479 views)

•   5 things you didn't know about the Camp Verde Marshal's Office (389 views)

•   Court Docket: April 27. 2016 (330 views)

Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comments are limited to Facebook character limits. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit excessive comment entries.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Advanced Search

HSE - We want to hear from you
Find more about Weather in Camp Verde, AZ
Click for weather forecast

Find It Features Blogs Celebrate Extras Submit Other Publications Local Listings
Classifieds | Place an Ad | Galleries | Kudos | Obituaries | Real Estate Search | Subscriber Services | e-News | RSS | Site Map | Contact Us
LB - Home Furnishings Direct 0329 70th Anniversary

© Copyright 2016 Western News&Info, Inc.® Camp Verde Bugle ® is the information source for Cottonwood and Verde Valley area communities in Northern Arizona. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Western News&Info, Inc.® Camp Verde Bugle Online is a service of WNI. By using the Site, ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the Site's terms of use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the Site. Click here to submit your questions, comments or suggestions. Camp Verde Bugle Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info Inc.® All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved