Sunday, September 9, 2012
Florida food writer Virginia Heffington
Last month, the Miami Herald cited a recipe from its 1960s food editor Virginia Heffington.
Above is the book that Heffington wrote in 1968 when she was the Homemaking Editor of the Miami Herald. At that point she had been at the Herald for five years and had won a Vesta Award - the top recognition for food journalism.
In the introduction to the book, she mentioned that she was a graduate of Iowa State in home economic journalism - an area that I am researching for my book. A librarian at Iowa State was helpful in tracking down information about Virginia.
I also found an archive in Canada that had ten of Virginia's clips in its collections. I should get copies in the mail next week.