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Recipes by Ladies of St. Pauls Church

Harriet Angel

142 pages
University of Akron Press
Originally published in 1887, this unique cookbook reflects the times in the simplicity of its recipes. Also included are discussions on cooking for the sick and homemade solutions for getting rid of red ants, removing mildew, and preventing calicos from fading. There's even a discussion on antidotes for common poisons of the day. What sets this book apart however, are the many advertisements. The book is a catalog of milliners, grocers, plumbers, and medicinal dealers. These listing provide a wonderful picture of the times. The book includes a newly written introduction that describes the times and social setting.
Author Bio
Recipes supplied by the ladies of St. Paul's P.E. Church and compiled by Miss Harriet Angel.