In writing this cookbook, I became acquainted through the written word with a black slave known as Ollie-Belle. Her great granddaughter wrote and shared her recipes over 125 years. The heavy cooking pots with proper oiling and priming were the key to a successful and different flavor/taste to every southern country recipe. It is best known for cornbread, "Baked for Kings" and fried meats, such as chicken and catfish. The land owners placed their crops in fields near rivers and coast land for a needed water supply. This provided fish, shrimp, and crawfish. Chickens were grown on the farm.