Black History Month| Write It Day 15 | Good things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus

Rufus Estes gives a summary of his amazing life at the start of his cookbook 'Good things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus'. Born a slave Rufus Estes when on to become one of the first Black American celebrity chefs.


Rufus Estes' Good Things to Eat: The First Cookbook by an African-American Chef" includes nearly 600 mouth-watering recipes ... Estes had worked for years as a chef in deluxe private railroad cars, where he honed his culinary skills preparing lavish meals for industry magnates and even American presidents. Estes ran a more stationary kitchen as a caterer to executives with the U.S. Steel Corporation, the first billion-dollar corporation in the world, by the time his cookbook appeared. His cookbook doesn't skimp on the lard or fats, and also includes an introduction with a brief sketch covering Este's Southern childhood and early years as a railway attendant. "Rufus Estes' Good Things to Eat: The First Cookbook by an African-American Chef" is of special value to anyone interested in the African-American experience.

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