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Crab and Tomato Bisque from Ebony Cookbook

Crab and Tomato Bisque from Ebony Cookbook: Here’s one great recipe from The Ebony Cookbook, originally published as A Date with a Dish.

Crab and Tomato Bisque from Ebony Cookbook

Crab and Tomato Bisque from Ebony Cookbook

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Ebony Cookbook: A Date with a Dish, Freda DeKnight: Perfectly charming comprehensive cookbook written by Freda DeKnight and published with the title, “A Date with a Dish” in 1948. In 1962 the cookbook was published again with the title “The Ebony Cookbook.” The Ebony Cookbook was revised and reprinted in 1973. This copy is from a later printing of that edition. Preface by Gertrude Blair. Hard cover WITHOUT dust jacket. 384 pages. Cover has a bit of shelf wear. Pages and binding are perfect. Clearly, this cookbook was never used.

Freda DeKnight collected a thousand wonderful recipes over 20 years, all from what she called then “Negro sources.” Starring the “Little Brown Chef,” DeKnight’s name for herself. Great gift!

At we try to provide you with your mother’s cookbook! I know lots of current recipe bloggers write proudly that their recipes are “not from your mother’s cookbook.” We think the recipes in your mother’s cookbook provided food that was nutritious and warm and colorful and just plain yummy! We know that just looking at the cover of your mother’s Woman’s Home Companion Cook Book makes you feel good. Holding her Betty Crocker Cookbook, or her Better Homes and Gardens, or Good Housekeeping Cookbook in your hands is better than nostalgic. And cooking some of those dishes for your children will pass on a great tradition.

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