The Shaker Cookbook

The Shaker Cookbook includes over 240 recipes, plus Shaker lore and tips. Sister Hattie's Huckleberry Muffins, Sister Sallie's Sour Cream Corn Bread, Scalloped Tuna, Shaker Stuffing for Chicken, and Apple Dumplings are all some of the memorable recipes you'll find inside this cookbook. 


Format: Hardcover, 283 pages. 

Copyright: 1986 

Publisher: Gramercy Books 

Author: Caroline B. Piercy 

ISBN: 9780517622438

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Description: To the Shakers, preparing food was 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 days of America, when the "kitchen sisters," who dedicated their hands to work and their hearts to God, devised the essential way of feeding the large families of their communities. Their cooking represents the best use of America's natural bounty. 

The Shakers were the first in America to can food commercially, and their success followed their reputation for unmatchable ingredients and recipes. They were also very successful orchardists, and fruits are featured not only in desserts but also in beverages, side dishes, and with pickle recipes. The Shaker Cookbook gathers the time-tested recipes for beverages, breads, cakes and cookies, corn dishes, desserts, egg dishes, fish, herbs, meats, meatless dishes, pies and pastries, pickles and relishes, and soups. Throughout the book are stories of Shaker life, farming and the history behind many recipes. 

Always concerned with health and nutrition, the Shakers created wholesome and tasty meals from everyday ingredients. The book even includes a special diet for seniors. 


Condition: Good condition. Small red marker dot on outside of edge of some pages as seen when book is closed. 

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