Cookbook Club: Malinda RussellNovember 13, 2018
Saturday 2/9 from 10:30am to 1:30pm
New School of Cooking Pasadena
Each month we discuss a significant cookbook and prepare a group meal adapted from its recipes. Here’s what’s cooking this month:
A Domestic Cook Book: Containing a Careful Selection of Useful Receipts For the Kitchen by Malinda Russell, 1866
Published in Michigan in 1866, A Domestic Cook Book is the oldest known cookbook authored by an African American woman, Malinda Russell, predating Abby Fisher’s better known What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking by 15 years. Born and raised in Tennessee as a member of “one of the first families set free by Mr. Noddie of Virginia,” Russell’s book is a landmark in culinary and publishing history. ($115)
Classes meet at New School of Cooking’s Pasadena campus.
525 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena 91101
Though reading the book prior to each class date is not necessary, it is available digitally here.