Farmer Jones Cook Book. Fort Scott Sorghum Syrup Company.
Farmer Jones Cook Book

Farmer Jones Cook Book

Fort Scott, Kansas: Fort Scott Sorghum Syrup Company, 1914.

26 pp. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's stapled pictorial wraps. Very Good or better with light soiling and wear to wraps. Several page corners creased. When sugar, flour, bacon and oil were scarce or expensive, African American customs of using sorghum as an inexpensive sugar substitute was promoted. Here, a Kansas sorghum company issued a promotional cook book, featuring nearly 100 recipes for cakes, breads, meats, breakfast foods and sweets, all to be made using Fort Scott sorghum syrup. According to the text, "Mary," who appears on the cover, was employed in the family of the company's manager. Scarce. Item #140939294

Price: $450.00

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