"PORK DIFFERS FROM OTHER MEATS CHIEFLY IN THE LARGE AMOUNT OF FAT… THIS MAKES IT A PARTICULARLY VALUABLE FOOD FOR COLD WEATHER AND FOR THOSE ENGAGED IN HEAVY MUSCULAR WORK…"
LYFORD, Carrie Alberta. A Book of Recipes for the Cooking School. Hampton, Virginia: Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, (1921). Octavo, original mustard brown cloth. $1650.
First edition of this collection of recipes intended for Home Economics students at the Hampton Institute.
Founded just after the Civil War, with roots traced back to the beginning of the war, Hampton University—then the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute—is one of the oldest historically black universities in the country. This book was written for use in classes at the cooking school at Hampton by one of its teachers, Carrie Alberta Lyford. Lyford later went on to work extensively in government education initiatives among Native Americans. Cagle & Stafford 490.