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Recipe Books on eBay

Does anyone ever go on eBay and look at the cookbooks? I found this interesting one today.

http://cgi.ebay.com/OKLAHOMA-COOKBOOK-CLEORA-BAKERY-AFRICAN-AMERICAN-COOK_W0QQitemZ140070796101QQihZ004QQcategoryZ378QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

CLEORA'S KITCHENS

THE MEMOIR OF A COOK

EIGHT DECADES OF GREAT AMERICAN FOOD

CLEORA BUTLER

1985

ASSUMED FIRST EDITION

AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN WHO WAS BORN IN TEXAS AND GREW UP IN MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA, AND SPENT HER PROFESSIONAL LIFE IN TULSA. HER PARENTS WERE PROFESSIONAL COOKS SO SHE LEARNED EARLY ON HOW TO MAKE FRONTIER DELICACIES SUCH AS BURNT SUGAR ICE CREAM AND FRIED SWEET CORN.

AS A LIVE IN COOK FOR TULSA'S OIL BARONS FROM 1920'S TO 1940'S, SHE PREPARED LAVISH COCKTAIL AND DINNER PARTIES, LATER OPENING UP HER OWN CATERING AND BAKERY BUSINESS

Through stories, menus, and recipes, Cleora Butler recreates history-and ours.

Starting with a freedman's wagon ride out of the Texas frontier, she takes us from the biscuits of her childhood, baked in a wood-burning stove, to fricasseed quail for 24, cooked in the kitchen's of Oklahoma's oil-wealthy, from her grandfather's homemade sausage to the catered pates of her professional life with her business Cleora's Bakery and Catering.

Over 300 superb recipes are organized into decades, revealing fascinating changes in american tastes, attitudes, and available materials.

LARGE OVERSIZED HARDBOUND BOOK WITH DUST JACKET IN NEAR NEW CONDITION. DJ HAS A TEAR ON THE FRONT WHICH HAS BEEN REPAIRED.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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