A Date With A Dish: A Cook Book of American Negro Recipes - INSCRIBED - Freda De Knight 1948 - Hermitage Press, New York - First Edition 'There has long been a need for a non-regional cook book that would contain recipes, menus, and cooking hints from and by Negroes all over America.'

Freda De Knight's classic collection of African-American recipes, with her warm inscription, '
Yours for good eating - Freda C De Knight'. Scarce in such fine condition combined with the inscription.

With a foreword by Gertrude Blair, and cartoon-style drawings by S. Lodico.
  Provenance: from the Gastronomy Collection of Olof (Olov) Vilgon [1894-1979], Swedish collector and bibliographer, with his bookplate.

References: Cagle & Stafford,
American Books on Food and Drink 213.

Octavo pp. [2] i-vi vii-xiv 1-426 [4].Text is printed entirely in dark brown ink. Publisher's tan cloth printed in reddish-brown; dust jacket of white paper printed in brown, green, and black.
  Condition: Fine, in near fine dust jacket, with minor edgewear and rubbing, 1.5cm closed tear to front panel. Small bookseller's sticker on front pastedown.   Ref: 105949   Price: HK$ 4,500