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What Mrs. Fisher Knows about Old Southern Cooking

Some of the information from the current publisher claims this is the first African-American cookbook. As such, it would be an interesting social artifact. However, the book also has value for historical interpretation.

From what we know of Mrs. Fisher, she was about 33 years old at the end of the civil war and it is believed she was a slave. Thus, she would have learned cooking during the antebellum period and might have been employed in the kitchen of her owner, either by herself or one of several kitchen workers. Her cooking, then, might be expected to reflect the cooking style of the slaveholding Southern household.

The last few pages of the book are an afterword by the historian who prepared the book for reissue. In there she provides further information about Mrs. Fisher and commentary on the recipes. 94 Pages. Paperbound Price: $8.95

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Ten Nights in a Barroom,
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Winter Gift,
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