Blue Grass Cook Book, Compiled by Minnie C. Fox, 1904, 1911. Rare historic cookbook. Cookbook first copyrighted and published by Duffield & Company, New York, in 1904. This copy from the 1918 New and Revised Edition. (An edition where Minnie C. Fox changed her name to Minerva Carr Fox.) Linen covered hard boards with lovely embossing. Published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York. 359 pages.
The introduction by John Fox, Jr., sings the praises of “that turbaned mistress of the Kentucky kitchen.” Fox writes, “She was broad, portly, kind of heart, though severe of countenance, as befitted her dignity, and usually quick of temper and sharp of tongue. . . . [T]here were times when all, black and white, bowed down bee fore her.” The Blue Grass Cook Book has chapters on breads, eggs, soups, fish, oysters, entrees, croquettes, fowl, game, meats, sauces, vegetables, salads, dressings, ice cream, ices, punches and sherbets, creams and other desserts, jellies, pastry, puddings, cakes, catsups, preserves, confections, and cheese.
This book is in nearly as-if-new condition. The cover has a bit of shelf wear. The hinges are perfect, as is the binding. All pages are clear and clean.
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