American Cookery Cookbook


While other English cookbooks had been reprinted in America prior to this work (e.g., William Park’s abridgement of Eliza Smith’s The Compleat Housewife, and Susannah Carter’s 1772 American edition of The Frugal Housewife), this 48-page duodecimo, American Cookery, (1796) by Amelia Simmons is believed to be the first cookbook written by an American – giving it a unique perspective. While Simmons admits in her preface to her “circumscribed” knowledge and thus entreats the
expertise of other American women in hopes of improving future editions, her work, nonetheless, offers valuable insight into the foods and cuisine of early America (and just how far our modern versions have strayed from them). This skillfully crafted facsimile will be a great addition to your historical reenactment props and repertoire. This would also make a great gift for that person you know who loves to collect cookbooks. 48 pages. 5” x 8-1/2”. Printed on laid paper and accurately
hand-stitched. Due to quality enhancements of the original page images, this material is copyrighted by the printer.

Made in USA

Item # BK-626

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Quality products, well packed!

Loving it

This book is such great quality, and I love that the laid paper and binding is period correct. It makes it so much more special! I’m loving the recipes so far!

So cute

No idea why I find this book cute but I do.
This book is not for beginner cooks. It is still writen as it was in the 18th century. So all the terms, SPELLING (makes me laugh trying to read it. I recomnd trying to read it outloud if you struggle.) Its also the old way of assuming you know how to do many things.

Mike Honcho
very goood

it is very goood producet and would recomenned it to yes

American cookery

This is a great book that is accurate to the original copy. Its many recipes are delicious and I have have cooked some myself.