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A Quick Bite of History – Former SFT Employee Donates Full Collection of State Fair Cookbooks

Former State Fair employee Skipper Vancil donated the complete series of Creative Arts Cookbooks
Former State Fair employee Skipper Vancil donated the complete series of Creative Arts Cookbooks

For those of you who identify yourselves as both Fair fanatics and foodies, chances are you’re already counting down the days ‘til the release of the next annual State Fair of Texas Cookbook. First sold at the State Fair in 1977, the cookbook was originally created by former Creative Arts Director Elizabeth Peabody as a collection of prize winning recipes from previous contest winners. The Fair continues to serve as a gathering point for the state’s biggest cooking enthusiasts, who return year after year to compete in our contest series.

Thanks to a recent donation from former Administrative Assistant Skipper Vancil, the State Fair Creative Arts Department now has a complete set of cookbooks! The best sellers have been tough to keep on the shelves, so this is the first time we’ve had the full collection all in one spot. Make sure to stop by the Creative Arts Building come September and check out the annuals on display – and pick up a copy of the 2015 edition while you’re at it. Until then, be on the lookout for more top notch recipes on our blog!

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