The Frugal Housewife
The first cookbooks published in America were reprinted
from English works.
Susannah Carters The Frugal Housewife,
in London, was one of the first cookbooks printed
in America. Her work
features a full alphabetical index for more than 500
a fascinating snapshot of mid-18th century
Carter, Susannah. The Frugal Housewife, or,
Cook: Wherein the art of Dressing all Sorts of Viands,
Decency, and Elegance, is Explained in Five Hundred
Philadelphia: Printed for Mathew Carey, 1802.
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