The cover of the Domestic Cook Book.




Author, Baker, Cookbook, Entrepreneur, Pastry Artist, Pastry Chef

Malinda Russell

Tennessee | 1866

Russell, a pastry shop owner, published the first known cookbook by an African American author. Her 1866 work, A Domestic Cook Book: A Careful Selection of Useful Receipts For the Kitchen, was published in Michigan and consists largely of sophisticated desserts and baked goods.

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