Nashville Zoo is now offering a glimpse of Middle Tennessee life in the 1800's by way of food and cooking.
Marble Cake and Salmon Croquettes are just some of the unique recipes found in Nashville Zoo's cookbook, "Attic Heirlooms: Recipes from Grassmere." In addition to touring the Historic Home and Farm, the Zoo invites you to take home your very own cookbook and experience the recipes and 1800's lifestyle.
When Margaret and Elise Croft donated the Grassmere property and their home to be used as a nature center and animal sanctuary, Nashville Zoo had no idea what belongings and heirlooms would be found within the house. Discovered in a box stored away in the attic, the Zoo staff found several yellowed, hand-written recipes from the Crofts, their friends, and their family members.
Nashville Zoo encourages you to purchase your very own cookbook and savor the flavor of heirloom recipes. The cookbook includes photos of past Grassmere residents, helpful cooking tips, and more. Revenue from your purchase will go to help support the Historic Home and Farm.
For more information about "Attic Heirlooms," please contact Tori Mason at . Cookbooks are available for $15 in the Zoo's gift shop, or you can have one mailed to you - just send a check made out to Nashville Zoo with "cookbook" in the memo for $20.00 ($15.00 plus $5.00 for postage and tax) to:
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211