The Cooking Manual of Practical Directions for Economical Every-Day Cookery

The Cooking Manual of Practical Directions for Economical Every-Day Cookery

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Published in New York in 1877, this volume in the American Antiquarian Cookbook Collection was written by one of the a€œgreat ladiesa€ of American cooking who founded the first cooking school in New York to help unemployed working-class women find work as domestics. This cooking manual is based on the schoola€™s teachings, with heavy emphasis on preparing nutritious meals inexpensively. This exceptional book by a remarkable woman in American culinary history was aimed at answering the question Corson posed in her manual, a€œHow well can we live, if we are moderately poor?a€ She dedicated her life and her career to providing the answer in this book and others, to suggest recipes for a€œthe most wholesome and palatable dishes at the least possible cost.a€ Her basic concept involved the principles of using everything available and wasting nothing; avoiding expensive cuts of heavy meat and substituting several dishes such as soup, vegetables, fish, and bread; using lentils, peas, and macaroni as nutritious alternatives to meat; exploring gardens and fields for new delicious greens, such as dandelions, sorrel, chicory, and others to liven up meals; adding herbs and spices to make dishes more palatable. Corsona€™s recipes also explore the cuisines of many countries to find dishes with inexpensive but tasty ingredients, and her chapters on cheap dishes with and without meat are a model of culinary creativity. This important book in the American culinary canon expanded the cooking philosophies of many lower- and middle-class women of the day. This edition of The Cooking Manual of Practical Directions for Economical Every-Day Cookery was reproduced by permission from the volume in the collection of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts. Founded in 1812 by Isaiah Thomas, a Revolutionary War patriot and successful printer and publisher, the society is a research library documenting the lives of Americans from the colonial era through 1876. The society collects, preserves, and makes available as complete a record as possible of the printed materials from the early American experience. The cookbook collection comprises approximately 1, 100 volumes.Very strong Beef Teaa€”(Tier in: maza#39;trza#39;rzr awry nutritious efemerrt q)a#39; #26 deg/Q a€”Cut two pounds of lean beef into small dice, put it into a covered jar wit/tout water, and place it in a moderate oven for four hours, then strain off the gravy, and.

Title:The Cooking Manual of Practical Directions for Economical Every-Day Cookery
Author: Juliet Corson
Publisher:Andrews McMeel Publishing - 2013-10-15

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