The Avery House Collection cookbook
The Avery House Collection: Recipes and Biographical Sketches was first published in 1976. In 2015, it was reprinted and is for sale at the Avery House on 328 W. Mountain Ave. for $12. Purchase during open-house hours, Saturdays & Sundays 1-4 p.m. Or purchase at the Poudre Landmarks Foundation office, located in the Carriage House behind the Avery House, during office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
This is an exciting and unusual cookbook that blends recipes from Fort Collins' pioneer families with description and background of their "first families." It was these early arrivals whose fortitude and ingenuity contributed immeasurably to making Fort Collins what it is today.
The range of recipes and experiences within this book is without limits. The people of Fort Collins represent an interesting spectrum of national origins, and the variety of recipes reflects this. Many of the recipes have been handed down through generations.
Poudre Landmarks Foundation uses the proceeds from the sale of this book to assist in pursuing its mission of preserving, restoring, protecting, and interpreting the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area. The Avery House at 328 W. Mountain Ave. in Fort Collins is preserved as an example of the Victorian era. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.