Annabella P. Hill (1810-1878), a socially prominent woman whose rural Georgia kitchen centered on an open fireplace, records the end of an age in American culinary history and adroitly chronicles the cookery of the South. She proves that nineteenth-century Southerners ate a veritable smorgasbord and that rural Southern cooks were more cosmopolitan in their culinary knowledge than has been previously thought. Many of the instructions here--including those for blending and roasting coffee beans--remain pertinent for the contemporary gourmand. To this portrait of Southern gastronomy, Damon L. Fowler adds a biographical sketch of Hill, an explanation of the customs that shaped her writings, and a glossary to assist in translating these time-honored recipes to the modern kitchen.
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- ISBN-13: 9781570039898
- ISBN-10: 1570039895
- Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
- Publish Date: January 2011
- Page Count: 504
- Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 1.12 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.19 pounds