The Robert E. Lee Family Cooking and Housekeeping Book

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Based on Mrs. Lee's personal notebook and presented by her great-granddaughter, this charming book is a treasury of recipes, remedies, and household history. Both the original and modern versions of 70 recipes are included.

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Overview

Based on Mrs. Lee's personal notebook and presented by her great-granddaughter, this charming book is a treasury of recipes, remedies, and household history. Both the original and modern versions of 70 recipes are included.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Southerners true to their heritage—the abiding value of family and food—will find pleasure in The Robert E. Lee Family Cooking and Housekeeping Book. The foods and recipe portions of the book [are] a nostalgic delight. (Greensboro News and Record)

"Anne Carter Zimmer has blended the ingredients of recipe experimentation, family traditions, and regional heritage into a confection with a message. (Southern Quarterly)"

"For the cook, the historian, the Robert E. Lee enthusiast, and the dilettante reader, this is a truly useful and charming volume. (Register of the Kentucky Historical Society)"

"I love this book! The great-granddaughter of Robert E. Lee, Anne Carter Zimmer has taken a faded little notebook full of Lee family chat and recipes, added months of research, and dished up an insider's glimpse of the great Confederate general 'at home.' She also gives us an illuminating portrait of the Lee family before and after the Civil War. (Jean Anderson)"

"Delving deeper than the usual 'who married whom' and 'whose daddy did what,' Zimmer explores how the Lees lived their daily lives, focusing on the foods they ate and how they ran their homes. Even more interesting, Zimmer provides some light gossip and shares a few intimate details of the Lees' domestic lives, which gives the reader refreshing insight into their human frailties. (Taste Full)"

Greensboro News & Record
Southerners true to their heritage—the abiding value of family and food—will find pleasure in The Robert E. Lee Family Cooking and Housekeeping Book. The foods and recipe portions of the book [are] a nostalgic delight.
Southern Quarterly
Anne Carter Zimmer has blended the ingredients of recipe experimentation, family traditions, and regional heritage into a confection with a message.
Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
For the cook, the historian, the Robert E. Lee enthusiast, and the dilettante reader, this is a truly useful and charming volume.
Taste Full
Delving deeper than the usual 'who married whom' and 'whose daddy did what,' Zimmer explores how the Lees lived their daily lives, focusing on the foods they ate and how they ran their homes. Even more interesting, Zimmer provides some light gossip and shares a few intimate details of the Lees' domestic lives, which gives the reader refreshing insight into their human frailties.
Greensboro News and Record
Southerners true to their heritage—the abiding value of family and food—will find pleasure in The Robert E. Lee Family Cooking and Housekeeping Book. The foods and recipe portions of the book [are] a nostalgic delight.
Southern Quarterly
Anne Carter Zimmer has blended the ingredients of recipe experimentation, family traditions, and regional heritage into a confection with a message.
Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
For the cook, the historian, the Robert E. Lee enthusiast, and the dilettante reader, this is a truly useful and charming volume.
Jean Anderson
I love this book! The great-granddaughter of Robert E. Lee, Anne Carter Zimmer has taken a faded little notebook full of Lee family chat and recipes, added months of research, and dished up an insider's glimpse of the great Confederate general 'at home.' She also gives us an illuminating portrait of the Lee family before and after the Civil War.
Taste Full
Delving deeper than the usual 'who married whom' and 'whose daddy did what, ' Zimmer explores how the Lees lived their daily lives, focusing on the foods they ate and how they ran their homes. Even more interesting, Zimmer provides some light gossip and shares a few intimate details of the Lees' domestic lives, which gives the reader refreshing insight into their human frailties.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807854150
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 8/26/2002
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 4.88 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne Carter Zimmer, great-granddaughter of Mary and Robert E. Lee, is a writer who collaborated on six previous books before, as she writes, "finding her family" with this one. She lives in Virginia.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Mrs. Lee and Her Family 11
The Notebook 63
Recreating the Lee Table after the War 89
The Receipts 107
Home Remedies and Housekeeping 237
Custis-Lee Genealogy 252
Lee Household Chronology 255
Selected Bibliography 257
General Index 267
Index of Receipts 281
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  • Posted December 3, 2008

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    Fun Little Book

    This book was an enjoyable read. It gives an interesting look at Robert E. Lee as a private citizen. It also provides a window into life in the south after The War Between the States. The organization within the book to be a bit erratic. The tone was conversational; you felt a bit like you were listening to your grandmother's stories as one memory randomly sparks another.

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