Not by Bread Alone: America's Culinary Heritage

The Aristocratic Kitchen
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In this German book on cookery, pastry making, and brewing, the engraved illustration shows a busy kitchen, fully staffed by cooks and servants engaged in roasting, plucking fowl, and baking. The finely dressed overseer of the kitchen–presumably the head housekeeper–stands in the background, keeping an eye on the day's work.

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Maria Sophia Schellhammer. Der wohl-unterwiesenen Köchin zufällige Confect-Taffel. Berlin: Johann Andreas Rüdigern, 1723.
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