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. 

Copyright: 1984 

Publisher: Globe Pequot Press 

Author: Caroline Sloat 

ISBN: 9780871069412

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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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