The Southern Railway Dining Car Cookbook: A Historic Reference

The Southern Railway Dining Car Cookbook: A Historic Reference

by E. Gordon Mooneyhan
     
 

Nothing was better than dinner in a railroad dining car. Food had to be simple to prepare, especially when the kitchen was rolling down the tracks at speeds of up to 80mph.

The Southern Railway served the South, and the meals in the dining cars reflected the good, wholesome food from that area. You won't find exotic quiche's in this book, but there are classics such

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Nothing was better than dinner in a railroad dining car. Food had to be simple to prepare, especially when the kitchen was rolling down the tracks at speeds of up to 80mph.

The Southern Railway served the South, and the meals in the dining cars reflected the good, wholesome food from that area. You won't find exotic quiche's in this book, but there are classics such as Fried Chicken Southern Style with Cream Gravy and Southern's Shrimp Creole. There was an added bonus to dinner in the diner; the ever-changing American landscape outside the window.

The heyday of the passenger train may be gone, but the food that helped make getting there half the fun, is still available and easy to make for the average home cook.

I have been a lifelong railroad enthusiast as well as an accomplished amateur chef. I combined my loves in the publication of "The Southern Railway Dining Car Cookbook: A Historic Reference." The research for this book started in 1989 and a first edition was self published in 1990. Thanks to the research capabilities of the internet, I was able to find additional recipes from archives in areas served by the Southern Railway and the result is this second edition.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781489567536
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/31/2013
Pages:
102
Sales rank:
1,230,414
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.21(d)

Meet the Author

Gordon Mooneyhan graduated from USC-Conway [SC], now Coastal Carolina University in 1981 with a BS in Business Administration. He currently conducts customer service and compliance surveys for various companies.

Additionally, Mr. Mooneyhan is an accomplished professional photographer. He lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where he is also working on a novel.

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