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Bristol Historical Association is having a contest to name the new cookbook

The Bristol Historical Association is publishing a cookbook.
The Bristol Historical Association is publishing a cookbook.
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The Bristol Historical Association’s Facebook page, Bristol History, has announced that a new cookbook is being published in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the organization. This unique cookbook will be full of recipes, photos, articles and historical trivia from Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia. They are conducting a contest to help create a great name for this cookbook, and the winner will receive a free copy. The deadline for submissions is Aug. 1.

This cookbook was created with family recipes and never-before-published photos that were contributed by the public. If the cookbook is anything like the Bristol History page, it will be worth the price of admission just to see the historical photos that people have found in family Bibles and attics around Bristol. And, of course, the old secret family recipes that have been passed down through the years will be special, too, and preparing them provides an open window to discuss the history of this special city.

In case you don’t know, Bristol, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia, are two separate cities but operate as one on many issues. The state line runs down main street, dubbed as “State Street.” Bristol is known as the “Birthplace of Country Music” because it was the site of the first country music recording. Bristol Motor Speedway also is part of the persona of Bristol.

Do you still need some help and inspiration thinking of a wonderful name for this upcoming cookbook? The website Write offers plenty of suggestions for coming up with the perfect title. They explain that the title is more important than the content! It is the most important factor in the success of the book. To submit your choice for a title for the upcoming cookbook project being conducted by the Bristol Historical Association, submit your suggestions by email to: