Miss Beecher's Domestic Receipt Book

Miss Beecher's Domestic Receipt Book

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Published in 1846 in New York, Miss Beechera€™s Domestic Receipt Book was written by Catharine Esther Beecher, one of the most influential women writers and social activists of her time. This best-selling cookbook had over 25 printings, and it included detailed recipes that were created to make life easier and improved for the average housewife, simultaneously celebrating womena€™s work as an art form. The a€œoriginala€ recipes have all been tested by respected housewives and include directions for royal crumpets, sassafras jelly, rice griddle cakes, codfish relish, mutton hash, and mock turtle soup, as well as practical advice for setting the table, butchering a pig, handling the issue of alcohol in the home, and basting techniques. Throughout the book, Beecher emphasizes that a variety of healthy, nutritious foods should be provided for optimal family well-being. With the original receipts and useful and practical information provided in Miss Beechera€™s Domestic Receipt Book, it is no surprise that Beecher became one of the most influential writers and social activists of her time. She continues to be studied and valued today. This edition of Miss Beechera€™s Domestic Receipt Book was reproduced by permission from the volume in the collection of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts. Founded in 1812 by Isaiah Thomas, a Revolutionary War patriot and successful printer and publisher, the society is a research library documenting the lives of Americans from the colonial era through 1876. The society collects, preserves, and makes available as complete a record as possible of the printed materials from the early American experience. The cookbook collection comprises approximately 1, 100 volumes.Directions for making Butter. Two particulars are ... In hot weather it is important to keep the milk, cream, and butter as cool as possible. For this purpose, those ... Then take it back, let it stand eleven hours longer, and skim it. This secures more anbsp;...

Title:Miss Beecher's Domestic Receipt Book
Author:Catharine Esther Beecher
Publisher:Andrews McMeel Publishing - 2013-07-16


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