Item #37120 MARY WHITCHER'S SHAKER HOUSE-KEEPER. [caption title]. Cookery, Mary. Miller Whitcher, Amy Bess - Contributor.


Hastings-on-Hudson, NY: Morgan & Morgan, Inc., (1972). Facsimile reproduction of the 1882 1st edition (cf. Cagle 811; Wheaton & Kelly 6460). [2], 32, [2] pp. 7-1/8" x 4-15/16". Printed green paper wrappers, stapled. Modest signs of use. A VG+ copy. Item #37120

Whitcher's little cookbook has the distinction of being "the earliest cookbook in Shaker culinary literature, and the first to give bills of fare, or menus, for each day of the week together with 150 nutritious recipes for preparing a variety of fresh, natural foods. The book was not sold but was given, in accordance with the custom of the day, to those interested in the Shaker medicines advertised therein. ... Mary Whitcher's book is not intended to displace Fanny Farmer or Craig Claiborne on your kitchen bookshelf; it is a heartwarming reminder of the commonsense approach to natural food preparation." [Amy Bess Miller, Introduction].

Price: $47.50

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