New Cookbook from Morning Glory’s Patty Groth
Every year hundreds of new cookbooks are published in the United States, and Patty Groth, owner of Morning Glory Café in Ashland, has recently added her own unique take on the genre. Breakfast at Morning Glory: Recipes, Mishaps and Adventures from the Little Blue House is not just a collection of recipes from the talented chef but a series of anecdotes and stories about customers, employees, friends and family over a period of 22 years as owner of the popular restaurant located at 1149 Siskiyou Boulevard.
“When I opened the doors of Morning Glory in March 1997, little did I realize the impact our tiny little restaurant would have on the wonderful community of Ashland,” Patty said. “Morning Glory has become an Ashland institution and a gathering place for those who love a unique breakfast or lunch dining experience.”
Patty graduated from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, N.Y., in 1986, and three years later she moved from San Francisco to Jacksonville, Oregon, to open The McCully House.
“I moved to Ashland in 1994 from Jacksonville after the birth of my son, Adrian, and successfully running The McCully House for five years,” she said. “Breakfast has always been my passion, and I was looking forward to opening a restaurant that specialized in exactly that.”
Patty has actually been working on her cookbook for 17 years, weaving together favorite recipes through photos and local stories, along with her history and background.
“It has truly been an effort of love on the part of many people,” she said. “Toki Cavener, who passed away a few years ago from cancer, was my food and scene photographer; Laney D’Quino is my amazing graphic artist; and Diana Von Welenatz Wentworth, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul Cookbook, became my friend and mentor and pushed me to finally finish the book. We made a great team.”
Breakfast at Morning Glory is a full-color hardback book with lay-flat binding to make it easy to read. It is currently available for $25 at Morning Glory and will soon be available around town and at local bookstores.
“Hopefully, with our special recipes in your hand, you’ll be able to recreate your favorites at home,” Patty said. “I would like to thank everyone for an amazing 22 years.”
For more info, the phone number at Morning Glory is 541-488-8636. You can also see them on Facebook and Instagram. They’re open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and espresso.