Not by Bread Alone: America's Culinary Heritage


The Well-Appointed Table
horizontal rule
Urbain Dubois (1818-1901) was a celebrated chef who cooked for the Rothschild family and for prince Orloff of Russia, among others. He produced eight cookbooks, many of which were translated into English and sold in America and England.

The French menus and table settings reproduced in this English translation of Urbain’s work gave ambitious hostesses a chance to mimic the elegant manners and cuisine of France.

view image

continue tour

horizontal rule
Urbain Dubois. The Household Cookery-Book: Practical and Elementary Methods. London: Longmans, Green, 1871.
horizontal rule

early cookbooks
american taste
the elegant table
temperance and prohibition
food nutrition and science
corpulency, leanes, and dietary reform
kitchen technology
food processing and manufacture


Cornell University Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections Cornell University Library

Copyright 2002 Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853
Phone Number: (607) 255-3530. Fax Number: (607) 255-9524

For reference questions, send mail to:
If you have questions or comments about the site, send mail to: webmaster.