Carter, Susannah

The Frugal Housewife, or, Complete Woman Cook: Wherein the Art of Dressing All Sorts of Viands, with Cleanliness, Decency, and Elegance, is Explained in Five Hundred Approved Receipts. . .Together with the Best Methods of Potting, Collaring, Preserving, Drying, Candying, Pickling, and Making Domestic Wines: To Which are Added, Various Bills of Fare, and a Proper Arrangement of Dinners, Two Courses, for Every Month in the Year.

Revised and corrected edition. Philadelphia: Printed by James Carey, 83, N Second-Street, 1796. References: Evans 30168. Errors in pagination: page number 86 marked 68 in error.

This work, which was originally published in London, is one of the first cookbooks printed in America. It has five hundred approved receipts including the following on how to fricasee artichoke bottoms: "Take them either dried or pickled; if dried, you must lay them in warm water for three or four hours, shifting the water two or three times; then have ready a little cream and a piece of fresh butter, stir it together one way over the fire till it is melted, then put in the artichokes, and when they are hot dish them up" (p. 80).

Subjects: Cookery.


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