The Edna Lewis Cookbook.

Rare First Edition of Lewis' First Book, The Edna Lewis Cookbook

The Edna Lewis Cookbook.

LEWIS, Edna and Evangeline Peterson.


Item Number: 110948

Indianapolis and New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1972.

First edition of Lewis’ first book. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Norman Ives. Jacket photograph by John T. Hill.

The Edna Lewis Cookbook, Lewis's first book, published in 1972, contains over 100 recipes, arranged in menu form and organized according to the season of the year: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Christmas. With its focus mostly although not exclusively on Southern food, it began the revival of true Southern cooking.

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