Berkeley Co. Cooperative Extension publishes cookbook

David Goforth, left, of the Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension Service, and Joe Rowland, farmer in training, tend plants in the Lomax Incubator Farm's high tunnel.

The Cooperative Extension Service's centennial year is officially over, but home cooks can continue the celebration with a digital recipe collection just published by the agency's Berkeley County office.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service, the Berkeley County branch gathered 100 recipes from employees, volunteers, clients and community members. The resulting online cookbook is available for free.

While the PDF format is modern, many of the included recipes could have appeared in a Cooperative Extension Service cookbook at nearly any point in the organization's history: Among the dishes are a strawberry pretzel Jell-O salad, and a "good old chicken-n-rice" dish made from a packet of onion soup mix and a can of cream of mushroom soup. But the shortcutting classics are rounded out by more ambitious entrees, such as an "award-winning" bacon mac-and-cheese pie and fig-balsamic glazed beef kabobs.

To view or download the cookbook, visit http://www.clemson.edu/extension/county/berkeley/files/centennial_cookbook.pdf.