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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjorie_Kinnan_Rawlings.) 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. This copy is from the first edition, first printing. Hard cover book with linen-covered boards and 230 pages. It is illustrated with drawings by Robert Camp. This copy has NO dust jacket. The book is in good vintage condition. Cover has shelf wear, especially along the edges. It is now safely encased in Mylar. Hinges are perfect. Binding is holding. The very heavy paper pages are lightly and uniformly tanned. Some pages have some light spots. Some four leaf clovers are saved in the pages. I’ll send them along, of course. Again, first edition, first printing, as shown by the “A” on the copyright page.
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