THE CAROLINA RICE KITCHEN: The African Connection.
Edition: First printing.
Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The early history of the rice kitchen is bound to slavery: it was the African slaves who cultivated the rice and cooked it - and even though rice had previously not been a staple of the European plantation owners, it began to appear on the table every day. Includes chapters on pilaus, rice breads, rice casseroles and rice as a staple for invalids. Featured is the complete 1901 Carolina Rice Cook Book. An interesting association copy INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "With best wishes to Alice" and dated in 1992 - that is, to Alice Ross, the noted culinary historian, teacher and collector who focused on the "forgotten history" of food and cooking. Illustrated with photographs. Notes, bibliography, index. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-87249666X.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some light foxing to fore-edge of textblock)