Deconstructing Elsie
Deconstructing Elsie
Deconstructing Elsie

Alabama Kitchen
Recipes for the Southerner and the Southerner-at-heart

By Annie Herlocker
Northport, Alabama: Paper Revival Press, 2010. Edition of 50.

6.75 x 8 x 1"; 60 pages. All paper used for this book was handmade by the printer using a blend of cotton and abaca fibers. An element of food is present by the use of walnut-dye used to create a brown hue for the cover papers and endsheets. Housed in Brown paper slipcase. Illustrations by Lucy Player.

Annie Herlocker: "This cookbook explores the uniqueness and growing presence of small farms in Alabama. Three Alabama farms contributed a total of 24 homegrown recipes to this culinary text. My goal when making this text was to produce a finely crafted book using precious materials that could also be used as a practical tool in the kitchen, without worry of dirtying the pages. It is precisely the visible use of this book that will bring this book into its ideal state. Several blank 'notes' pages are included in the back of this book for taking notes or recording personal family recipes."