WHS graduate, and winner of Tamarack's 
2002 Author of the Year Award,Glenna R. (Christian) Pack, shares a collection of her favorite and familiar recipes in this publication.  Along with her treasured recipes, the book includes several photographs depicting life in the coalfields from as far back as the late 1800s. Below are a few examples:

Now in its fourth printing, this cookbook is actually a tiny history of Glenna's life in and around coal mining towns, beginning in Welch up to the present.  The quality of the reproduced photographs is outstanding making this book a rare treat for those of us who grew up in McDowell County.  Included is this August 1946 street scene of the Pocahontas and Temple theaters in Welch which is also featured on the Welch High School Alumni web site.
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"Cookin' in a Coal Camp" is available at The Country Corner in Coalwood, Touch of Glass shop in Bramwell,  Perdue's Grocery in Capitol Market in Charleston, WV and Almost Heaven General Store in Charleston Town Center; the Tamarack (1-88TAMARACK); at WV State park gift shops and other specialty gift shops across West Virginia.
Or, if you prefer, click  HERE  to order the book directly from Glenna.  Glenna will personally autograph the book(s) you order from her.

Glenna at a book signing at B.Dalton's bookstore in the Charleston Town Center

 Welch High School Alumni Web Site

Cookin' In  A Coal Camp
c/o Glenna R. Pack
2848 Mandarin St.
Fort Mill, SC  29707

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