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Southern Historical Cookbooks

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Whether you seek the foods and dishes of your memories or enjoy learning about mountain traditions and culture, you'll find this book as entertaining to read as it is useful in the kitchen.

1. Smokehouse Ham, Spoon Bread & Scuppernong Wine

Whether you seek the foods and dishes of your memories or enjoy learning about mountain traditions and culture, you'll find this book as entertaining to read as it is useful in the kitchen. This would make a wonderful gift for anyone interested in the food and culture of the South.
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2. Southern Food

Southern Food, At Home, on the Road, in History. An essential resource from John Egerton. He samples the best of the region and offers traditional recipes, food lore and history.
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3. Carolina Rice Kitchen - The African Connection

From noted food historian Karen Hess, this book is about the influence of rice on the economy and households of the south. It includes the 1863 facsimile of <i>The Carolina Rice Kitchen</i>, with over 300 recipes.
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4. A Gracious Plenty

An excellent collection of recipes and food history, from Southern Foodways Symposium Director John T. Edge.
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5. What Mrs. Fisher Knows about Old Southern Cooking

Abby Fisher, a former slave, was probably the first African American cook to publish her recipes. This facsimile includes historical notes by Karen Hess.

6. The Virginia House-Wife

This facsimile edition is a treasure of early Southern recipes by Mary Randolph, with historical notes and commentaries by Karen Hess.
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7. Mrs. Hill's Southern Practical Cookery & Recipe Book

A facsimile of Mrs. Annabella Hill's New Cook Book, 1872 edition. Author information, historical notes, and glossary by Damon L. Fowler.
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8. Charleston Receipts

Originally compiled in 1950, Charleston Receipts is the oldest Junior League cookbook still in print. The cookbook contains 750 recipes, Gullah verses, and sketches by Charleston artists.
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9. The Welcome Table

From Jessica Harris, a feast of African-American recipes with a good deal of historical information.

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