For cooks who want to experience a link to culinary history, Hearthside Cooking is a treasure trove of early American delights. First published in 1986, it has become a standard guide for museum interpreters and guides, culinary historians, historical re-enactors, campers, scouts, and home cooks interested in foodways and experimenting with new recipes and techniques.
Hearthside Cooking contains recipes for more than 250 historic dishes, including breads, soups, entrees, cakes, custards, sauces, and more. For each dish, Nancy Carter Crump provides two sets of instructions, so dishes can be prepared over the open fire or using modern kitchen appliances. For novice hearthside cooks, Crump offers specific tips for proper hearth cooking, including fire construction, safety, tools, utensils, and methods.
More than just a cookbook, Hearthside Cooking also includes information about the men and women who wrote the original recipes, which Crump discovered by scouring old Virginia cookbooks, hand-written receipt books, and other primary sources in archival collections. With this new edition, Crump includes additional information on African American foodways, how the Civil War affected traditional southern food customs, and the late-nineteenth-century transition from hearth to stove cooking. Hearthside Cooking offers twenty-first-century cooks an enjoyable, informative resource for traditional cooking.
|Publisher:||The University of North Carolina Press|
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Nancy Carter Crump is a culinary historian and founder of the Culinary Historians of Virginia.
What People are Saying About This
Anyone fascinated with early American history has a treat in store. To sample any of these delicious recipes--whether cooked on the hearth or on the stove--is to literally taste the past. A delightful resource for historians and cooks alike.--Patricia Brady, author of Nelly Custis Lewis's Housekeeping Book and Martha Washington: An American Life