Charleston Receipts (VG)
Charleston Receipts, first published in 1950, is the oldest Junior League cookbook still in print. By all accounts, it remains one of the classic Southern cookbooks. It's remarkable not only for the lasting quality of its recipes, which inspire new generations of cooks and celebrate the natural bounty of the region, but for embracing the closely woven culinary heritages of the elite Lowcountry aristocracy and the Gullah people, descendants of the slaves who worked on the rice plantations in South Carolina and Georgia.
From the Publisher:
Charleston Receipts was first published in 1950 and is the oldest Junior League cookbook still in print. It contains 750 recipes, Gullah verses, and sketches by Charleston artists. This classic cookbook is a must-have for any collector! Inducted into the McIlhenny Hall of Fame, an award given for book sales that exceed 100,000 copies.
About the Author:
“The Junior Circle”, which four months later became the Junior League of Charleston, was organized on February 20, 1923, with 12 members. As the oldest women’s leadership training organization in South Carolina, the Junior League of Charleston works to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
The Junior League of Charleston has published four cookbooks: Charleston Reciepts ("the red book", 1949), Charleston Receipts ("the green book", 1950), Charleston Receipts Repeats (1986), and Party Receipts (1993).
Condition: Very good - light wear on cover from age, gift inscription on front page.
Release Date: 1995 (Reprint)