Antique Recipes

Baked Alaska from Southern Cooking, 1928

Baked Alaska from Southern Cooking, 1928: One great recipe from Mrs. S. R. (Henrietta) Dull’s masterpiece, Southern Cooking.

Of course we have the cookbook! See it here:

Southern Cooking, 1928: First edition, first printing copy of an absolutely classic cookbook written by Mrs. S.R. Dull and published in 1928 by The Ruralist Press, Atlanta, Georgia. It was re-issued, without revision, in 1941, by Grosset & Dunlap, New York. This copy has no dust jacket. The cover has some wear. The hinges have been reinforced with clear librarian’s tape. Binding is sound. Pages have some minor spotting. Last page of the index and the back fly leaf are torn. 350 pages.

The 1928 and 1941 editions were illustrated by Lucina Wakefield. These illustrations were NOT included in the later editions. You can see why.

Mrs. Henrietta Dull, of Atlanta, Georgia, was the South’s outstanding culinary expert. She lectured and wrote about preparation of food “in the Southern way” for forty years. Southern Cooking is a complete cookbook. From appetizers and soups to desserts and preserves, the whole range of cooking is covered.

At we try to provide you with your mother’s cookbook! I know lots of current recipe bloggers write proudly that their recipes are “not from your mother’s cookbook.” We think the recipes in your mother’s cookbook provided food that was nutritious and warm and colorful and just plain yummy! We know that just looking at the cover of your mother’s Woman’s Home Companion Cook Book makes you feel good. Holding her Betty Crocker Cookbook, or her Better Homes and Gardens, or Good Housekeeping Cookbook in your hands is better than nostalgic. And cooking some of those dishes for your children will pass on a great tradition.

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