• The Legacy of Malinda Russell, the First African-American Cookbook Author

    4 days ago - By Eater

    Malinda Russell's “A Domestic Cookbook” offers more than culinary advice. It also gives clear attribution to figures who are typically erased or lost to history.
    In 1866, Malinda Russell self-published A Domestic Cookbook: Containing a Careful Selection of Useful Receipts for the Kitchen. The book holds the distinction of being the first known, cookbook published by an African American, and the first book to offer culinary advice by an African-American woman ( The House Servant's Directory by Robert Roberts and Never Let People Be Kept Waiting , a hotel management textbook by Tunis G...
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