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The Settlement Cook Book 1903

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The Settlement Cook Book 1903

By Simon Kander; Henry Schoenfeld

Dover Publications, Paperback, 9780486443492, 224pp.

Publication Date: July 26, 2005

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Description
Imparting all the warmth and fragrance of an old-fashioned, turn-of-the-century kitchen, "The Settlement Cook Book" was originally devised as a cooking and homemaking primer for newly arrived immigrants. Filled with hundreds of recipes for good eating, this back-to-basics book is also good reading. A blend of hardy, old-fashioned dishes and simple recipes that will fit today's demanding lifestyles, the text covers everything from making roast chicken (with chestnut dressing) to the best way to dust a room.
Clearly detailed, easy-to-read directions tell how to create such tasty fare as griddle cakes, shrimp Creole, and mulligatawny soup; cheese fondue, oyster a la poulette, and other Continental specialties; as well as ethnic foods such as gefilte fish and matzo ball soup. Sections on preserving, canning, and pickling are interspersed with quaint "lessons" on how to sterilize milk, build a fire, and discern fresh eggs from stale ones.
A delightful culinary education from the days before convection ovens and "dream kitchens," "The Settlement Cook Book" is a treasury of Americana, a delightful sampling of cultural history that will enchant lovers of old cookbooks and well-prepared foods.
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