The First American Cookbook By Amelia Simmons

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This facsimile of the first truly American cookbook, "American Cookery", published in the United States, is not only a first in cookbook literature, but as a historical document. It reveals the rich variety of food Colonial Americans enjoyed, their tastes, cooking and eating habits, even their colorful language. Author Amelia Simmons worked as a domestic in Colonial America and gathered her cookery expertise from first-hand experience. Anyone who uses and collects cookbooks will want to have The First American Cookbook: A Facsimile of "American Cookery", 1796 in their collection. Cultural historians, Americana buffs, and gourmets will find this rare edition filled with interesting recipes and rich in early American flavor. Paperback; 80 pages.

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