|Dimensions||9.25 × 6.25 in|
|ISBN (Paperback Edition only)||
Myrtle Scharrer Betz
Compiled by Myrtle Scharrer Betz’s granddaughters Terry Fortner and Suzanne Thorp
“Caladesi Cookbook: Recipes from a Florida Lifetime is pure delight. More than simply a good cookbook, it is a touching story of a lost and vanishing Florida—Myrtle’s granddaughters, Terry Fortner and Suzanne Thorp, have lovingly compiled not simply the recipes, but the memories and stories that make Caladesi Cookbook: Recipes from a Florida Lifetime a culinary and historic treasure.” – from the foreword by Gary Mormino
Myrtle Scharrer Betz (1895–1992) was a resident of Caladesi Island in the early 1900s and authored a book about her experiences. She was the daughter of 1880s homesteader Henry Scharrer who lived with her on the island. At the age of 87, Betz wrote the book, Yesteryear I Lived in Paradise (University of Tampa Press, 2007) telling of her life on the barrier island. She is listed as a Great Floridian, a title bestowed upon citizens in the state of Florida by the Florida Department of State.