The Cookbook Club: A Domestic Cook Book
Published in Michigan in 1866, "A Domestic Cook Book: Containing a Careful Selection of Useful Receipts For the Kitchen" 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.
Join Maite to discuss this cookbook and prepare a 6-course meal adapted from its recipes.
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Maite has a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Grande Diplome from the French Culinary Institute in New York City. Since 1995 Maite has worked in the education departments of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum and has worked as a private chef and caterer. In 2007 Maite founded ArtBites, art and culinary history combined with hands-on cooking instruction which she teaches at museums, universities, and cultural centers across the country. Maite has been a guest on the Today Show, featured in Food & Wine magazine, and interviewed on KCRWs Good Food and NPRs Splendid Table. She is a contributor to Life & Thyme, Eaten Magazine, and other publications. Her essay, "Mexico's Early Cookbooks," is forthcoming in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Latin American History.
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