1858 Modern Household Cookery: A New Work for Private Families; Containing a Great Variety of Valuable Receipts; with Directions for the Preparation of Food for Invalids, and for Children
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Early Edition, Rebound
A interesting recipe book by American writer and activist Sarah Josepha Hale, with eight plates, collated and complete. Hale's recipes for soup, sauces, beef, poultry, fish, lamb, veal, pies, puddings, cakes, and biscuits, are sandwiched between her introduction on the philosophy of cookery, and the advice she offers on carving to the rear. As a successful and popular editor of Godey's Lady's Book, Hale was the arbiter of taste for middle-class women in matters of fashion, cooking, literature, and morality. Whilst her works reinforce stereotypical domestic gender roles, Hale was also a huge advocate of female education and was one of the first American woman novelists, and also one of the first novelists to write about slavery. In her varied life, the author also successfully campaigned to make Thanksgiving a national holiday, unifying similar celebrations in the north, and introducing the public holiday to the American South. Part of Nelson's household library series.
In the original cloth binding, rebacked with the original boards restored. Externally, generally smart. A little rubbed to the boards with some minor wear to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age-toned and foxed throughout.
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