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    DescriptionLittle is known of Amelia Simmons, the author of the first American cookbook, except that she was probably a domestic worker and lacked any formal education. Some assumed that she was a New Englander based on the location of the first editions; however, later editions published around the Hudson River Valley, and the inclusion of several Dutch words in the book, reinforce that Simmons was from the Hudson Valley region. The book first appeared in 1796 to popular reception, as all cookbooks being printed and used in the United States prior to this were British, and it was reprinted and pirated for the next thirty years. Simmons presents the best methods of picking, preparing and cooking a variety of ingredients, and her recipes do not shy away from generous use of herbs and wine. This is the first cookbook known to use pearlash, the precursor to modern baking powder, and it contains the first known printed recipe for turkey with cranberries.


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    Title
    American Cookery
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amelia Simmons
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 56
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781420942392
    ISBN 10: 1420942395
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: FOO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.1
    B&T General Subject: 240
    Ingram Subject Code: CW
    DC21: 641.5973
    BIC subject category V2: WBN
    Abridged Dewey: 641
    LC classification: TX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24540
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: CKB002000
    DC22: 641.5973
    Thema V1.0: WBN
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Digireads.com
    Imprint name
    Digireads.com
    Publication date
    30 September 2011