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The Blue Grass Cook Book

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The Blue Grass Cook Book

In 1904, Kentucky socialite Minnie C. Fox published The Blue Grass Cook Book with over three hundred recipes to celebrate the cuisine of the Bluegrass State. In the book, Fox gives the first known credit for southern hospitality to African American cooks. In Fox’s time, the culinary history of black women in the South was usually characterized by demoralizing portraits of servants toiling in "big house" kitchens. In contrast, The Blue Grass Cook Book, with its photographs of African American cooks at work and a passionate introduction by Fox’s brother, respected Kentucky novelist John Fox Jr., offers insight into the complex bond between well-to-do mistresses and their cooks at the turn of the century. A new introduction by Toni Tipton-Martin adds historical context to this neglected classic and offers a nuanced portrait of a unique and now-vanished culinary culture.

AuthorMinnie C. Fox
Dewey Decimal Number641.5975
LabelThe University Press of Kentucky
List Price$29.95
ManufacturerThe University Press of Kentucky
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages436
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date2005-11-11
PublisherThe University Press of Kentucky
StudioThe University Press of Kentucky
TitleThe Blue Grass Cook Book
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC