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The Shaker Cookbook

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Over 240 recipes representing the best of Shaker cooking, which focuses on using America's natural bounty. With black and white illustrations throughout as well as stories of Shaker life and history, this is a unique book that celebrates easy, natural, American cooking.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published November 20th 2001 by Gramercy (first published January 1st 1953)
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Jul 05, 2016 theresa rated it really liked it
maybe it's weird to "read" a cookbook and an old one at that (circa 1953) but it was interesting for the history included. i found a few recipes that i would like to try out (lemon meringue pie, biscuits) so there's that.
Ellen Johnson
Apr 03, 2012 Ellen Johnson rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
will reserve my rating for after I've tried some recipes. Weird to 'read' a cookbook, but it was interesting to think about life on the frontier and the self-sufficiency of people back then. There was also a lot about living in community, and of course, the famous Shaker belief in doing whatevver they did to perfection. Nice find in a Habitat thrift store!
Dixie Diamond
May 06, 2008 Dixie Diamond rated it liked it
Mine is an old 1950's edition, but this is what kept coming up when I searched (both in GoodReads and elsewhere). I do now know if they are the same inside.

Cute little book. The information about the Shakers is more interesting than the recipes, which are not particularly distinctive.
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