The French-Icarian Persimmon Tree Cookbook

$ 16.95



The sale of this cookbook benefits the Nauvoo Historical Society. The French-Icarian Persimmon Tree Cookbook is a collection of 340 recipes from early Icarian immigrants to Nauvoo and their descendants.

The Icarians arrived in 1849 after the Mormons evacuated Nauvoo. They found the climate and soil were similar to that of their native France and began the cultivation of grapes. Recipes include the use of locally sourced ingredients such as persimmons, rhubarb, honey and grapes an. Also featured are local favorites such as the Hotel Nauvoo wild rice casserole and a delicious punch from the Cambre House.


President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement regarding the name of the Church.

"The Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name He has revealed for His Church, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We have work before us to bring ourselves in harmony with His will."

The Nauvoo Gallery has been working to put our website and our gallery store in Nauvoo, Illinois in harmony with this important revelation. It’s been customary for websites like ours to use terms like LDS Art, LDS Temple Art, LDS pictures or Mormon Art when describing our products for Google and other search engines. Our intention has been to help people find what has been termed as LDS products & LDS Gifts. It took many many months to build and add products to this website using those relevant and popular search terms - please bear with us as we still find each instance where we can better be in harmony with President Nelson’s message. Thank you for your patience and your kindness during this process