“A Taste of St. George Island, The Art of Gulf Coast Cooking”

“The profits of this cookbook benefit the St. George Island First Responders Unit 100% and as the featured artist, being a part of this continues to be such a rewarding experience. If you visit SGI, you will find a copy placed in many of the island rentals for your fun and pleasure”. If you wish to purchase a copy of the book: Read More...

The following press release was published October, 2013, but the information found within is still current. “A Taste of St. George Island, The Art of Gulf Coast Cooking” is still being published and available at Collins Reality as well as other local bookstores and local shops. To learn more and for contact information, please visit www.stgeorgeislandcookbook.com

New Cookbook To Benefit St. George Island’s First Responders Unit;

Book Signing Event Planned at Apalachicola’s Florida Seafood Festival

“A Taste of St. George Island, The Art of Gulf Coast Cooking”, the long awaited collection of Franklin County’s most treasured recipes is coming!

Along with its beautiful beaches and lovely sunsets, St. George Island is also famous for wonderful cookbooks and loyal volunteers. Beginning with the first book published in 1994, this successful fundraising effort along the Gulf Coast has always helped support a much needed community service. This new book is a beautifully presented collection of favorite recipes contributed by residents and homeowners from St. George Island and the surrounding areas of Franklin County. The organizers say, “With this book, our community finds a special way to thank, celebrate and support our First Responders, a unit of our St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department. All proceeds will go to help keep our most dedicated unit ever strong.”

This edition will also feature local artist, Beth Appleton’s cut paper assemblages. Inspired by island life, the artist helped design the book by selecting her brightest and most colorful works to illustrate chapters and pattern pages. “I have loved working on this project”, Appleton says, “This cookbook is a fantastic way for all of us to help our island first responders. They are not just our neighbors, they are modern day heroes.” 

The cookbook will be released to the public during this year’s 50th Annual Florida Seafood Festival held in Apalachicola, Florida. Appleton will be on hand to sign books on Friday, November 1st from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and again on Saturday, November 2nd from 1:00 – 4 p.m. at the Island’s First Responder’s non profit display at the festival. The cookbook will also be available for sale during other festival hours as well.

Excited about the release of this fourth cookbook, founder and organizer, Alice Collins, says, “We hope you will not only treat yourself but also use the cookbooks to gift others; they really make fantastic presents and support a great cause. These cookbooks have proved very popular in past years; we expect this book to become a collector’s dream.” 

“A Taste of St. George Island, The Art of Gulf Coast Cooking” at $26.95 will also be available after the festival at many locations. For more information or to inquire about mail order, please contact: St. George Island Cookbook, P.O. Box 589, Eastpoint, FL 32328,

Phone: 850.927.3100 Fax: 850.927.2360  Website:  www.stgeorgeislandcookbook.com.

“Something’s Cooking!”

“This is an original watercolor/cut paper assemblage created to help inspire sales of the cookbook. It worked! The cookbook continues to be published with all moneys collected directed to our local first responders’ unit. Thanks to all who purchase a book!”

Below is of an original watercolor/cutpaper assemblage titled “Something’s Cooking”; the artist has released it for sale. It is a one-of-a-kind art piece which reflects the tropical style of work featured in the cookbook. A percentage of the sale of this piece will be given to further help our brave and much needed island responders”.

Please contact bethappleton@me.com if you are interested in owning this most special piece.

Something’s Cooking, 25″ x 25″ watercolor/cutpaper assemblage by B. Appleton, $1600. This work is presented with triple white archival mats within a white frame.

 

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