200 Years of Charleston Cooking; Recipes Gathered by Blanche S. Rhett

New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1931. Fourth Printing. 289 pages. 19.5 x 13 cm. 8 photographic plates. Charleston's elite hostesses of the era held their recipes close to the breast; secrets were kept, successful fête's brought power. Blanche Rhett appears to have won the trust of the renowned Charleston hostesses and their African American cooks - she succeeded in securing these top secret recipes for pilaus, shrimp, poultry, breads, and cakes. Owner's signature on front free end paper. Interior crisp and clean. Cloth covered boards clean, with decoupage cut out figure on front cover. Red decorative print cloth covered boards. Very good. Item #2257

Price: $125.00

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