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Antique Recipes

Southern Fried Chicken Recipe Kitchen and Cotton Patch, 1948

Southern Fried Chicken Recipe from the Kitchen and the Cotton Patch: I doubt if you can find a more authentic recipe for Southern Fried Chicken anywhere.

Southern Fried Chicken from Kitchen and the Cotton PatchYes, we have the cookbook. See it here: Kitchen and the Cotton Patch, 1948

Kitchen and the Cotton Patch: True first edition, first printing of an unusual book of poetry and recipes by Patsie McRee. Self-published and printed by L.A. Lee Company, Inc., Dalton, Georgia. Copyrighted 1948. (Later published and distributed by Cullom & Ghertner, Atlanta, Ga.) Beautifully illustrated by Kathryn Burke. Endorsed by Ollie Reeves, Poet Laureate of State of Georgia and Louise F. Hays, State Historian of Georgia. McRee was a poet who wrote in the “Negro dialect.” This book contains over sixty recipes for Southern dishes ranging from “A Delicious Coca-Cola Punch,” to Southern Spoon Bread to Grated Sweet Potato Pudding to Wine Charlotte. AND, The Kitchen and the Cotton Patch contains over 20 poems, two songs and five stories like “Marse Tom” and “Miss Sallie.” McKee writes of “The Negroes on my father’s farm,” and she says she “tried to portray something of the charm, pathos and humor of the Old Southern Negroes as I knew them fifty years ago.”

This is an over-sized hard covered book without its dust jacket. Author’s signature on the fly leaf. Cover has a very slight amount of shelf wear. 102 pages. A lovely–if offensive–book in near-mint condition.