A Quaker Woman's Cookbook: The Domestic Cookery of Elizabeth Ellicott Lea

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Stackpole Books, 2004 - Cooking - 355 pages
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In this long-awaited paperback edition, food historian William Woys Weaver revises and expands the lengthy material that supplements a reprint of Elizabeth Ellicott Lea's 1845 cookbook Domestic Cookery. In his introduction, Weaver reveals new information on Lea, her Quaker world, and her cookbook. A glossary traces the origins and histories of the foods in Lea's book, placing them in cultural context. The cookbook is a quintessential example of rural American folk cookery of the nineteenth century, representing a mingling of southern Pennsylvania and Tidewater cuisine. Modern kitchen conversions are included.

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William Woys Weaver is an internationally celebrated food historian and author of several acclaimed books, including Country Scrapple (0-8117-0064-X) and Sauerkraut Yankees (0-8117-1514-0). He has won three Julia Child Cookbook Awards.

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