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The Virginia Housewife: Or Methodical Cook: A Facsimile of an Authentic Early American Cookbook
Charming guide, published in 1824, offers directions for making rabbit soup, beef steak pie, fried calf's feet, shoulder of mutton with celery sauce, leg of pork with pease pudding, pickled oysters, tansey pudding, plum cakes and other culinary treats. Also, household hints for cleaning silver, drying herbs, more.
(first published January 1st 2012)
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I love to read really old cookbooks. So if you don't and I'm sure that's most of you, it's not for you. It dates from the 1820s. But as old cookbooks go, this is really one of the easiest ones to read. (And the free Kindle version of this is good, unlike many old books that weren't input properly.) The language is old-fashioned but not difficult. The directions are more specific than you often find in these books, and the author has an engaging voice.