The Thousand Dollar Dinner: America’s Firs…


[ad_1] In 1851, fifteen wealthy New Yorkers wanted to show a group of Philadelphia friends just how impressive a meal could be and took them to Delmonico’s, New York’s finest restaurant. They asked Lorenzo Delmonico to “astonish our Quaker City friends with the sumptuousness of our feast,” and assured [...]

Egg Gravy: Authentic Recipes from the Butter in the Well


Egg Gravy is a collection of recipes the pioneer women used during their homesteading days. These recipes had been handwritten in old ledger books, on scraps of paper, in the margins of old cookbooks, and forever etched in the memories of those pioneer women’s children that Linda Hubalek interviewed.Used [...]

The Robert E. Lee Family Cooking and House…


[ad_1] Based on Mrs. Lee’s personal notebook and presented by her great-granddaughter, this charming book is a treasury of recipes, remedies, and household history. Both the original and modern versions of 70 recipes are included. Used Book in Good Condition [ad_2] We are Amazon affiliates and from time to time we will include [...]

Modern Cookery for Private Families (Class…


[ad_1] This important new series rediscovers the original heroes of cookery. Reissuing texts that for decades have been available only to collectors of old books, each title has been redesigned giving the original text an updated yet timeless look for today’s reader. These classic voices convey the flavour of their [...]

The Chuck Wagon Cookbook: Recipes from the…


[ad_1] In Cooperation with the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum A cowboy’s life is more than steers, saddles, and spurs. There is also food, and lots of it, cooked out in the open after a rugged day on the range. The tradition lives on in the West and at the [...]

The House Servant’s Directory: A Monitor f…


[ad_1] Published in Boston in 1827, this volume in the American Antiquarian Cookbook Collection is an American milestone—the first book written by an African American and published by a commercial publisher. Author Robert Roberts was butler and majordomo at the country estate of U.S. senator and governor of Massachusetts Christopher [...]

Wagon Wheel Kitchens: Food on the Oregon T…


[ad_1] Pioneer temperaments, Jacqueline Williams shows, were greatly influenced by that which was stewable, bakable, broilable, and boilable. Using travelers’ diaries, letters, newspaper advertisements, and nineteenth-century cookbooks, Williams re-creates the highs and lows of cooking and eating on the Oregon Trail. She investigates the mundane—biscuits and bacon, mush and coffee—as [...]

Classic 19th Century Cook Books on CD ROM


[ad_1] This CD contains 80 cook books, books about distilling and brewing, and books about food, many from the 19th century, but also earlier works, including one from the time of King Richard II. Intended for use with PCs (Windows or Linux) and recent Macs (OS X), these books are [...]

Antique Italian: Original 19th Century Rec…


[ad_1] Enjoy creating delicious authentic rustic recipes from 19th Century Italy with some of the original recipes that great cooks have been handing down for generations in this adaptation of Spring Books’ Italian Cooking, originally published in London circa 1900. Included in Antique Italian: Original 19th Century Recipes are hundreds [...]

Food in the Civil War Era: The South (Amer…


[ad_1] Almost immediately, the Civil War transformed the way Southerners ate, devastating fields and food transportation networks. The war also spurred Southerners to canonize prewar cooking styles, resulting in cuisine that retained nineteenth-century techniques in a way other American cuisines did not. This fascinating book presents a variety of Civil [...]