Pebble Hill Plantation officials have announced the upcoming Enlightening Bites program at noon, Friday, Oct. 4 in the Flipper Room of the Thomas County Public Library. The program is titled “The Treasures of Pebble Hill’s cookbook, Feast of Pleasure.” The cookbook, which was published in 1987, contains a wealth of information beyond just the historic recipes.
Not only are the typical menus for such holidays as Christmas and Easter included, but so are hints for how to care for linen, the best way to remove rust stains, and much more. A brief history lesson on the two women who made Pebble Hill into the showplace it is today, Kate Hanna Ireland Harvey and her daughter, Elisabeth (Pansy) Ireland Poe, is also a part of this gem of a book.
Jean Hagan Johnson, author, will be discussing some of the experiences she had when writing the book. A close friend and admirer of the Hanna family, Johnson has an amazing way with words, and she draws much interest with her writings and descriptions. The wonderful illustrations in the book were done by local renowned artist, the Rev. Bob Dixon. He will also be on hand for the program. Capers Inc. is preparing a few samplings from some of the recipes.
A limited number of copies of the book will be available for purchase following the program.
Reservations are not required and there is no fee for the program. For additional information, call 229-226-2344.