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Celebrating a way of life

Come September 9 at the Abingdon Ruritan Club at the unveiling of the Guinea Jubilee (and the 2012 poster), the world gets to see and read "The Taste of Guinea." It’s a brand-new cookbook containing 150 recipes from residents, former residents and family members of this historic and unique community. Not only do you get to purchase one of these "must-have" cookbooks, you’ll also get to taste Apple Dip, Crab Spread, Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball, Garden Bars, homemade ice cream and punch, to mention a few dishes, all recipes found in "The Taste of Guinea."

Melissa Ashe, one of the newest members of the Jubilee committee, has served as chairman. Her experience in having helped to produce her church’s cookbook made her the ideal person to know just how important it is to preserve the recipes, before they are gone forever. Those recipes, enjoyed over the many years, were enhanced by the good cooking only Guinea residents knew how to do. And with this almost-ready-for-sal...

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