Best of Shaker Cooking Cookbook - Revised and Expanded

Best of Shaker Cooking Cookbook, Revised and Expanded edition, contains over 900 favorite recipes from the Shaker community. Chestnut Soup, Kentucky Meat Loaf, and Rosewater Ice Cream are standout dishes inside this cookbook. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 496 pages 

Copyright: 1985 

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company 

Author: Amy Bess and Persis Fuller 

ISBN: 9780025849808

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Description: Rediscover one of the healthiest and most original kinds of American cookery in The Best of Shaker Cooking, newly revised and expanded. For over 200 years, the Shaker communities in America have prepared food by the simple idea that the freshest, most seasonal food, combined with the right selection of herbs and spices, makes for the healthiest and most satisfying meals. Now the Shakers share their time-tested secrets with you in over 900 of their favorite recipes and menu ideas. 

In this revised edition of The Best of Shaker Cooking, you'll find over sixty new recipes and cooking ideas in a special section on one of the most popular Shaker techniques -- cooking with Shaker herbs. The Shakers have always valued herbs for their medicinal and healing properties, but their most prized use is in their ability to transform any dish into a feast for all the senses. In this section the Shakers offer some of their favorites -- the delicate Chestnut Soup, the hearty Kentucky Meat Loaf, and the sublime Rosewater Ice Cream. 

You'll also find chapters on every part of the Shaker meal -- from filling soups and chowders, fresh seafood, meat and poultry entrees, to a complete array of vegetable dishes and light fruit desserts -- along with a short history of the Shakers and background on "The Rhythm and Values of Shaker Life." 

For years, the walls of many Shaker kitchens have worn a plain placard with a simple suggestion: "Eat hearty and decent and clear out our plate." Now you can share in their whole- hearted joy of eating by partaking in one of the simplest, most imaginative forms of American cookery. The Best of Shaker Cooking is American cooking at its finest! 


Condition: Good condition. Minor wear on corner tips of dust jacket. 

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