Not by Bread Alone: America's Culinary Heritage

American Recipes, 1847
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The patriotic covers on this 1847 American cookbook reflect a growing national pride in a distinctly native approach to food and domestic economy. The book contains advice on everything from how to revive tainted meat, to how to rid the house of rats, to how to jump out of a wagon.

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The American Family Receipt Book: a New Collection of Nearly 500 Rare and Valuable recipes… New York: H. Phelps, 1847
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early cookbooks
american taste
the elegant table
temperance and prohibition
food nutrition and science
corpulency, leanes, and dietary reform
kitchen technology
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