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Pioneer shared 'Old Southern Cooking'
Abby Fisher arrived in San Francisco a generation after the Gold Rush ready to make her fortune. In a few short years, she won kudos and prizes for her pickles, jellies and preserves, set up her own pickling business and made influential friends who assisted her in producing a cookbook called "What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking." Published in 1881, by the Women's Co-Operative Printing Office, it is one of the earliest known African-American cookbooks.
By Bill Daley, Tribune Newspapers
June 19, 2013