(1866) Malinda Russell, Domestic Cook Book
This cookbook stands out as the oldest cookbook written by an African American woman. Culinary historian Jan Langone rediscovered it in 2000.
Although it had been published in Paw Paw, Michigan, its author came from Tennessee, where her short introduction to the self-published book says she was part of “one of the first families set free by Mr. Noddie of Virginia,” she wrote.
Here is the link-has index at end. The actual book starts on page 18: