National Infantry Museum selling cookbook | Events
COLUMBUS, GA - It’s not just the 763 recipes from around the world that make this cookbook special, it is the stories that accompany them that make “Culinary Treasures For The Queen of Battle” a distinctive collection. Cookbook volunteer chair Eva Chappelle selected the name because the Infantry is known as the Queen of Battle and she felt the contents of the book were a gathering of treasures.
More than 280 contributors ranging from active duty military to retirees and from National Infantry Museum Volunteers to members of veterans’ organizations submitted recipes for their favorite dishes. Among the entries are “Ranger Rattlesnake” submitted by former Fort Benning Commander Major General Ken Leuer, (Retired) and dozens of dishes from overseas. The chef for General Martin Dempsey, former Army Chief of Staff, submitted a recipe as did GEN (Ret) Norman Schwarzkopf’s wife, Brenda.
Director of Volunteer Services Lora Warren, who oversaw the project, says the pages honoring and memorializing supporters of the U.S. Infantry are unique to “Culinary Treasures For The Queen of Battle.”
The cover art was created by local artist and Army wife Diane Osborne, who has painted such historical Fort Benning landmarks as Riverside, the Ranger Memorial and the headquarters building. Inside are color photographs of the National Infantry Museum galleries.
The cookbook can be purchased for $30 at the National Infantry Museum Soldier Store beginning Dec. 13. Proceeds will go toward operating the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. For more information contact Lora Warren at 706-685-5810.