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Cooking in West Africa: A Colonial Guide
Muriel Tew
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One of West Africa's earliest recipe books, "Cooking in West Africa" was originally published in 1920, and written for the benefit of young bachelor district officers in Nigeria during the British colonial period.

Over 200 recipes use local ingredients such as ripe, sweet mangoes, beef from zebu oxen, green paw-paw and fresh ground-nuts, together with imported staples such as tinned sausages and condensed milk. Hints on stocking a cook's box and cooking for colleagues struck down with fever are interspersed with delightful vintage advertisements.

This book is a piece of West African colonial history - to read, savour and enjoy.

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  • Cooking in West Africa, by Muriel Tew
  • First published privately by Muriel Tew (Tinling & Co, Liverpool) 1920
  • 176 pages
  • 23.2 x 15.4 x 1.2 cm
  • Full colour softback perfect-bound cover
  • Original black and white illustrations and vintage advertisements
  • Publication date: 1 July 2007
  • ISBN: 0955393671
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955393679
  • Cover price 12.95 (12.95 pounds sterling) 10% off cover price if you buy through this web site!
  • Published by Jeppestown Press, London, United Kingdom

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