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(African American) West, Rebecca. Rebecca's Cookbook.

. [8], 69 pp. Illus. with photographic portraits of the author. Original diecut maroon wrappers. First Edition. Washington, D.C.: Rebecca West, 1942.

Of Rebecca's Cookbook, African American cookbook scholar Toni Tipton-Martin writes, " In 1942 while the world was at war, Rebecca West was traveling the country with her 'lady' amassing a treasure-trove of receipts and recording her escapades in the local newspaper. That “lady,” known only by the initials E.P. helped West record dozens of dishes, from from terrapin to pate de fois gras, as well as childhood recollections of her visits to South Carolina and miscellaneous ruminations about the Bahamas...E.P. obviously respected West’s knowledge and  talent, making no claims to her recipes and stating in a brief editor’s note that 'Rebecca is so noted for her terrapin, that it is only right for terrapin to have a separate section all it’s own in her cook book.'" Near fine; scarce. 




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