Cookbook writer to hold lecture, signing at Museum of the Coastal Bend
Nola McKey

The John W. Stormont Lecture Series will present a lecture and book signing by Victoria County native Nola McKey on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Museum of the Coastal Bend.

McKey, who was raised in Telferner, will speak on “From Tea Cakes to Tamales: Third-Generation Texas Recipes” and discuss the traditions of passing down recipes through generations. McKey’s cookbook, which will be available for purchase from the museum store, contains more than 100 recipes that have been passed down through at least three generations and are still being made by Texas cooks today.

The book takes a statewide approach, including quite a few recipes from Victoria, Jackson and DeWitt counties,” said McKey, who will be joined by cooks from the three counties in a discussion about recipes, ancestor cooks and family history. “The third chapter, ‘Preserving Heirloom Recipes,’ includes tips for readers who want to unearth and preserve their family’s culinary heritage.”

McKey graduated from Victoria High School and took her first journalism course at Victoria College. She went on to earn a Master of Science degree from Texas Tech University.

McKey worked for Southern Living and later at Texas Highways magazine, where she retired as senior editor. While at Texas Highways, McKey edited “Cooking with Texas Highways.”

The Museum of the Coastal Bend is located at 2200 E. Red River Street in Victoria. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is pay-what-you-want.

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Published: Wednesday, 05 October 2016

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