Old Sturbridge Village Cookbook
Old Sturbridge Village Cookbook: Authentic Early American Recipes for the Modern Kitchen is a timeless cookbook that adapts authentic recipes from the 1800s for today's home cook. The recipes were compiled by staff of the Old Sturbridge Village living history museum in Massachusetts.
Format: Softcover, 253 pages.
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
Author: Caroline Sloat
Description: The Old Sturbridge Village Cookbook serves up nutritious portions of delicious early American specialties. This unique collection is really three cookbooks in one, featuring:
- Authentic 1829 American recipes and tips;
- Adaptation of these same classic recipes using modern measurements, ingredients, and techniques; and
- Up-to-date variations for those interested in hearth cooking today.
The cookbook includes a fascinating history of early cookbooks, plus background information on various foods, the eating habits of our fore-fathers, and common cooking implements. You will learn how to preserve apples for year-round use; how salted preserved meats were "freshened;" why "Election Cake" is so named; and how to select the best fish for dinner.
If you want to try hearth cooking as a change from the stove or microwave, the authors tell you how to build a proper cooking fire, how to season cast-iron cooking utensils, how to bake over your fire, and more.
Condition: Good condition.
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