What Mrs. Fisher Knows about Old Southern Cooking: Soups, Pickles, Preserves, Etc. : in Facsimile with Historical Notes
This is the oldest known African-American cookbook published in America. Originally published in San Francisco in 1881, it contains 160 authentic old Southern recipes and features an informative and authoritative introduction by noted culinary historian, Karen Hess, who specializes in the cuisine of the South.
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Abby Fisher African American allspice apples apricots beat beef black pepper boiling water brandy bread brown cake cayenne pepper cherries chop cinnamon cloves cookery corn cover cream croquettes crust currants dish dough fire fish flour four eggs froth gallon ginger root glass granulated sugar grated gumbo jambalaya jelly Karen Hess lard lemon let it boil let it cook Let them remain light meat okra one-half teacupful onions ounce pastry peel pepper and salt pint porcelain kettle pounds of sugar preserved pudding put to bake put to boil quantity recipe rice Roast roll Sally Lunn salt and pepper sauce Season send to table sift slice soup South Carolina spoonful sprinkle squeeze the juice stew stir stuffing sweet milk syrup tablespoonful of butter teaspoonful teaspoonful of salt thick as honey tomatoes turkey veal vinegar yeast yeast powder yelks