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The Carolina Housewife

Sarah Rutledge
Introduction by Anna Wells Rutledge


A facsimile of the 1847 edition, with an Introduction and Preliminary Checklist of South Carolina Cookbooks Published before 1935 by Anna Wells Rutledge.

"This is a new release of Sarah Rutledge's cookbook, a Charleston standby through the years and considered by some authorities to be THE classic Southern cookbook. The introduction is a delightful miscellany of information on Charleston and the surrounding Lowcountry of years gone by."—Charleston Evening Post

"I must warn you that this latest edition of The Carolina Housewife may be hazardous to your diet."—Charlotte Walker, Charleston News and Courier

"…a treasure trove for social historians studying South Carolina culture and lifestyles."—South Carolina Historical Magazine

"The reproduction of this rare book will interest not only homemakers, but also historians and book collectors."—Augusta Chronicle

"…an incomparable guide to Southern cuisine."—Time



book jacket for The Carolina Housewife


5 x 7
262 pages
ISBN 978-0-87249-383-4
hardcover, $24.95t
First Cookbooks of America

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