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Author, Cook, Cookbook, Innovator

Abby Fisher

South Carolina | 1819-1918

Abby Fisher was born in 1831, Abby Clifton, to a French slave in South Carolina. She was born enslaved but was eventually released and married Alexander C. Fisher. She had 11 children and ran a successful pickle company, The Mrs. Abby Fisher pickle company.
She also famously published the fist African American cookbook, What Mrs. Fisher knows about Old Southern Cooking. She died in 1890 after winning two first place medals in the San Francisco mechanics institute's fair for best assortments of jellies, preserves, and sauces.

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