Cross Creek Cookery, Marjorie Rawlings, Cookbook, First Edition, Hardcover, Reference Book, Illustrated

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Cross Creek Cookery, Marjorie Rawlings, Cookbook, First Edition, Hardcover, Reference Book, Illustrated

A wonderful hardcover cookbook called Cross Creek Cookery by Marjorie Rawlings. Illustrated by Robert Camp. First published in 1942, Cross Creek Cookery was compiled by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings at the request of readers who wanted to recreate the luscious meals described in Cross Creek -- her famous memoir of life in a Florida hamlet.

Lovers of old-fashioned, down-home cooking will treasure the recipes for Grits, Hush-Puppies, Florida Fried Fish, Orange Fluff, and Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie. For more adventuresome palates, there are such unusual dishes as Minorcan Gopher Stew, Coot Surprise, Alligator-Tail Steak, Mayhaw Jelly, and Chef Huston's Cream of Peanut Soup. Spiced with delightful anecdotes and lore, Cross Creek Cookery guides the reader through the rich culinary heritage of the deep tidal South with a loving regard for the rituals of cooking and eating. Anyone who longs for food -- and writing -- that warms the heart will find ample portions of both in this classic cookbook.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was an American author who lived in rural Florida and wrote novels with rural themes and settings. Her best known work, The Yearling, about a boy who adopts an orphaned fawn, won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1939 and was later made into a movie of the same title, The Yearling. The book was written long before the concept of young-adult fiction, but is now commonly included in teen-reading lists.

Size:
8½ inches in length
5½ inches in width
230 pages
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons -- First Edition -- 1942

This book is in Very Good condition. The binding is in perfect condition. The book has no rips or tears. There is an inscription and signature of previous owner on the front title page.

This would make a great gift idea for the person who loves to cook, new bride, or bride to be.

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