first American cookbook?

Kim & Rima McKinzey rkmck at EARTHLINK.NET
Thu Apr 17 01:36:17 UTC 2003

This was in today's (Wed. April 16th) SF Chronicle, in Marion
Cunningham's column:

"The first American cookbook - a thin little volume - was published
in 1796, written by Amelia Simmons, an American orphan.  It was
called 'American Cookery, or the art of dressing Viands, Fish,
Poultry and Vegetables, and the modes of making Pastes, Puffs, Pies,
Tarts, Puddings, Custards and Preserves, and all kinds of Cakes, from
the imperial Plumb to Plain Cake.  Adapted to this country, and all
grades of life."

The title may have been longer than the book...


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