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(African American - Virginia) Jackson, Emma Jane. Emma Jane's Souvenir Cook Book...and Some Old Virginia Recipes collected by Blanche Elbert Moncure, Williamsburg, Virginia.

[2], 87 pp. Illus. with photographic portrait of the author. Original aqua wrappers. First Edition. Williamsburg: [Blanche Moncure, 1937]. 

Rebecca Sharpless, in  Cooking in Other Women’s Kitchens: Domestic Workers in the South,1865-1960, writes, "A strong personality shines through  Emma Jane's Souvenir Cook Book. Compiled by Emma Jane's boss, the cookbook uses outrageous dialect to present her recipes. But it shows Emma Jane as a person with definite tastes in food, who observes, 'It's de onion-puddin' an' next to de fresh cawn-puddin', I likes it bes' of all I makes.'Jackson consumed as well as produced these tasty dishes. Jackson's talents even extended to wine-making, as she included a recipe for wild cherry wine. No teetotaler, she praised Franklin Roosevelt for repealing Prohibition as she discussed the use of strong liquor in making desserts and eggnog." Faint spots to wrappers, with some bleeding to title page, else about very good. 

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