The Shaker Cookbook: Not By Bread Alone

The Shaker Cookbook: Not By Bread Alone presents recipes from the Shakers, a devout sect. They happen to be known for their cooking with simple, basic food and communal kitchens. 


Format: Hardcover, 283 pages 

Copyright: 1976, 13th Printing 

Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc. 

Author: Caroline B. Piercy 

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Description: Illustrated by Virginia Filson Walsh To the Shakers, preparing food was ever a joyous task. Making dumplings or baking a pie was done with all the zest for living that they put into building a new meeting house. 

Shaker cookery has been famous since the early Federal Period, when the "kitchen sisters," who dedicated their hands to work and their hearts to God, devised the essential American way of feeding the families of their large communities. The Shakers were the first to can food commercially in America because the reputation of those unmatchable ingredients and recipes was nationwide. 

This volume gathers the time-tested Shaker recipes for Beverages, Breads, Cakes and Cookies, Corn Dishes, Desserts, Egg Dishes, Fish, Herbs, Meats, Meatless Dishes, Pies and Pastries, Pickles and Relishes, Preserves, Salads, Soup, Sweetmeats, Vegetables, and Special Diet for Aged. Just as important, The Shaker Cook Book provides the heart-warming "old-fashioned" ideas about food which made their communal kitchens known throughout the land. 


Condition: Good condition. Dust jacket has light wear. 

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