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Cross Creek Cookery Mango Ice Cream au Rhum

Cross Creek Cookery Mango Ice Cream au Rhum: Here’s one great recipe from Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ famous cookbook, Cross Creek Cookery. I picked this recipe because it features Dora’s cream. Cross Creek Cookery is written in a light-hearted, conversational tone, with lively descriptions of the people and things in Rawlings’ life. One of those things was her cow, Dora, a rascally animal who supplied luscious cream!

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Mango Ice Cream au Rhum from Cross Creek Cookery, 1942, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Of course we have the cookbook! See it here:  Cross Creek Cookery, As-If-New Condition

Cross Creek Cookery: Cookbook by author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, whose most famous novel is The Yearling. (here’s the Wikipedia link for a brief Rawlings biography.) Although Rawlings was born in Washington, D.C., and went to college at University of Wisconsin-Madison, she bought a 72-acre orange grove outside a very small Florida town called Cross Creek. Much of her fiction was set in Cross Creek, and so is this cookbook! One of the most entertaining cookbooks I’ve ever read, Cross Creek Cookery tells about the ingredients that came from Florida, the local people Rawlings cooked for, and the great local cooks who gave her recipes.

Cross Creek Cookery was published by Charles Scriber’s Sons, New York, in 1942. Hard cover book with linen-covered boards and 230 pages. It is illustrated with drawings by Robert Camp. This copy is a cook’s copy, and the price reflects its condition. First edition, first printing, as shown by the “A” on the copyright page.

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