The Eudora Welty Foundation sends warm holiday greetings to all and invites you to celebrate the season with delicious edibles that Eudora enjoyed with her family and friends.

The recipes were first published in the 1971 Symphony League of Jackson cookbook for which Eudora wrote the Foreword.  “I often think to make a friend’s fine recipe is to celebrate her once more, and in that cheeriest, most aromatic of places to celebrate in – the home kitchen,” she wrote. “Any fine recipe in Jackson could be attributed to a local lady or her mother. . . . Recipes, in the first place, had to be imparted — there was something oracular in the transaction — and however they were made after that by others, they kept their right names.”

Click on the names of the recipes from the cookbook and enjoy some of the Welty family favorites: Mrs. Cabell’s Pecans, Mrs. Wright’s Cocoons, Mrs. Lyell’s Lemon Dessert, and Mrs. Mosal’s White Fruitcake.

Visit the website of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and learn more about today’s Jackson Symphony League and the many ways it supports the orchestra.


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