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Centennial Buckeye Cook Book
     

Centennial Buckeye Cook Book

by Andrew F. Smith (Editor), Andew Smith
 

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"By any standard, the Centennial Buckeye Cook Book was the most important cookbook to have originated in Ohio in the nineteenth century. It included more than three hundred pages of good recipes for jellies and jams, soups and sauces, fruits and vegetables, meats, poultry and fish, and confectionary, cakes and pastry, and many more. It was, however, much more

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"By any standard, the Centennial Buckeye Cook Book was the most important cookbook to have originated in Ohio in the nineteenth century. It included more than three hundred pages of good recipes for jellies and jams, soups and sauces, fruits and vegetables, meats, poultry and fish, and confectionary, cakes and pastry, and many more. It was, however, much more than just a cookbook. Some editions featured information about medicine and the chemistry of food, how to do the laundry, how to make icehouses, hints for the sick, and, most unusual, hints for the well. The book was a reflection of home life in Ohio and America before the twentieth century totally swept aside rural American life styles."
-Andrew F. Smith

The first edition of the Centennial Buckeye Cook Book was published in 1876. Between 1876 and 1905, a total of thirty-two editions of the cookbook were published, and more than one million copies sold. The book began as a project of the Marysville, Ohio, First Congregational Church when the women of the church decided to publish a cookbook in order to raise money to build a parsonage. Their effort launched a cookbook that rapidly became one of the most popular publications of nineteenth-century America. This is the first reprint of the original 1876 edition.

Andrew F. Smith teaches culinary history at the New School in New York. His is the author of nine books, including Souper Tomatoes: The Story of America's Favorite Food, and he provided the forward for Livingston and the Tomato (Ohio State University Press, 1998).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814250396
Publisher:
Ohio State University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2015
Edition description:
1
Pages:
402
Sales rank:
1,145,015
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)

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Andrew F. Smith teaches culinary history at the New School in New York. He is the author or editor of several books, including the Oxford Encyclopedia on Food and Drink in America, Hamburger: A Global History, Potato: A Global History, and Sugar: A Global History, the latter three also published by Reaktion Books.

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