Gulf City Cookbook - Ladies of St. Francis Street Methodist Church
Gulf City Cookbook - Ladies of St. Francis Street Methodist Church is a 1990 printing of a cookbook originally published in 1878 as a fundraising cookbook. This is a historical cookbook for those interested in the 19th-century South and its recipes.
Format: Softcover, 252 pages
Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
Author: members of The Ladies of the St. Francis Street Methodist Episcopal Church, South Mobile
Description: Gulf City Cook Book was published originally in 1878 to raise funds for charity and is an early example of the committee-written cookbook. That it went through several reprints and one revision in the next 34 years attests to its popularity among middle-class southern white women, most of whom had not cooked for their families until Reconstruction deprived them of slave labor and the means to pay servants. Recipes, remedies, cooking techniques using wood-burning stoves, seasoning substitutions, and menus based on locally available food, show both the proximity of Mobile to the frontier and its situation as a port.
Condition: Good condition.
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