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CHARLESTON RECEIPTS Collected by the Junior League of Charleston 1968 ©1950

CHARLESTON RECEIPTS Collected by the Junior League of Charleston 1968 ©1950

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The legendary CHARLESTON RECEIPTS, compiled by The Junior League of Charleston in 1950, remains one of the most iconic community cookbooks to date. It is the oldest, continuously in-print Junior League cookbook.

CHARLESTON RECEIPTS offers a unique glimpse of the 19th and 20th century culinary customs of the Low Country, showcasing the foods, languages, and cultures of two resilient yet fading groups: the Gullah and Southern upperclass. 

The cookbook contains 750 recipes, Gullah verses, and illustrations by Charleston artists. Throughout, the term "receipts" is purposely used instead of recipes to show the historic significance of these passed down dishes.

The spiral bound cookbook is from the April 1968 15th printing and is in very good condition with no writing, tears or dog-eared pages. The soft cover does have a small area on the top right corner where some of the image is missing--possibly where a price sticker was once attached. There is a similar spot on the green back soft cover. 

CHARLESTON RECEIPTS is an invaluable addition to any culinary collection. Community cookbooks, typically published by women for fundraising purposes, offer a rare glimpse into American culture, social norms, and history. These cookbooks are intrinsic records of the past, often garnering more value amongst collectors and culinary experts for their historical importance than the recipes they contain.

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