Item #9594 Woman's Wisdom, A Collection of Choice Recipes. Kentucky Ladies Society of the First Presbyterian Church Owensboro.
Woman's Wisdom, A Collection of Choice Recipes
Woman's Wisdom, A Collection of Choice Recipes
Woman's Wisdom, A Collection of Choice Recipes
Woman's Wisdom, A Collection of Choice Recipes
Woman's Wisdom, A Collection of Choice Recipes

Woman's Wisdom, A Collection of Choice Recipes

Owensboro, Kentucky: O.T. Kendall, 1890. Octavo, marbled boards with brown cloth spine, 54, [34] pp, illustration of the church to verso of title page. An early Kentucky community cookbook by the Ladies Society of the First Presbyterian Church in Owensboro. According to the introduction, "It has not been the intention of the compilers of this book to originate anything new in the way of culinary lore, so much as to gather into one volume a collection of practical recipes as used by experienced cooks." Each recipe is accompanied by the initials of the contributor, while an index at the end of the text identifies each of these women. The book includes southern recipes like boiled cat fish, Virginia laplands, Jeff Davis pudding, and Kentucky potatoes, as well as a recipe for french fried potatoes. This copy is inscribed by Mrs. Rice E. Gregory of Owensboro, the wife of a local druggist, and the book contains nine pages of manuscript recipes by her, either on included blank leaves or handwritten on leaves which have been glued to the pastedowns of the book. These include recipes for graham bread (identified as "Hettie's receipt"), Mrs. Hooper's pan cakes, noodles, feather pudding, blackberry cordial, and watermelon preserves. The book concludes with 21 pages of advertisements for local businesses. An attractive copy with pencil doodles to a couple of text leaves and to endpapers, paper abrasion to two pages affecting a few letters of text, mild wear to covers and toning to pages. Item #9594

Price: $950.00