Twenty-nine Junior League titles were eligible to be included based on criteria established by a team comprised of representatives from QVC, a QVC Marketing Consultant and FRP representatives. Included in these guidelines were the requirements that the cookbooks have been in print for 25 years or more, and have received a Tabasco's Walter S. McIlhenny Community Cookbook Hall of Fame award. Once the eligible titles were determined, to meet QVC's request that the first collection be representative of the entire United States , geography was taken into consideration. Congratulations to the following titles which are included in the Classic Junior League Collection, (listed in alphabetical order):
- Applehood and Motherpie--Junior League of Rochester, NY
- Charleston Receipts--Junior League of Charleston, SC
- Cotton Country Cooking--Junior Leageue of Morgan County, Decatur, AL
- The Gasparilla Cookbook--Junior League of Tampa, FL
- Simply Simpatico--Junior League of Albuquerque, NM
- Virginia Hospitality--Junior League of Hampton Roads, VA
Based on the success of this inaugural Classic Junior League Cookbook Collection, the plan is to offer a new collection on an annual or bi-annual basis.
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This is surely to be a Collection that any home cook and cookbook collector would love to own. I know what I will be giving for wedding and hostess gifts this year! These titles are truly Classics and I know you will want to be a part of this piece of community cookbook history.