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(African American) Watts, Edith [Ballard] & John. Jesse's Book of Creole and Deep South Recipes.

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Viking, 1954. 

According to Toni Tipton-Martin in  The Jemimah Code, " Jesse Willis Lewis cooked Creole dishes and Gulf Coast specialties that he had learned at his mother's knee in the Ballard home in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. This book is a compilation of more than 340 of his classic recipes...what is mind-blowing is that these authors observe and record the true finesse possessed by one of history's disregarded cooks, providing details without degradation." Chipping to jacket spine ends & mild rubbing to jacket extremities; front free endpaper lacking, else very good and bright; scarce.



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