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

Jacket. NY: Weathervane Books, c.1960's.

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." First edition was 1954 with a different jacket design. Pieces of jacket lacking from rear panel, else very good. 



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