|A Quaker Woman's Cookbook|
The Domestic Cookery of Elizabeth Ellicott Lea: Revised Edition
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.
About the Author:
William Woys Weaver is an internationally celebrated food historian and author of several acclaimed books, including Country Scrapple and Sauerkraut Yankees. He has won three Julia Child Cookbook Awards.
Weaver "has restored to the body of American food history a work that should take its place as one of first-rank importance." --Los Angeles Times
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