Civil War Civilian Living History

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Foods and Cooking Bibliography

American Lady, An. The American Home Cook Book. New York 1854

Bryan, Lettice. The Kentucky Housewife. Cincinnati, 1839

Chadwick, Mrs. J. Mrs. Chadwick’s Home Cookery. Crosby, Nichols & Company, New York, 1853

Child, Mrs. The American Frugal Housewife. Carter, Hendee, & Company, Boston 1833

Conlin, Joseph. Bacon, Beans, and Galantines: Food and Foodways on the Western Mining Frontier. 1987

Crowen, Mrs. T. J. Every Lady’s Cook Book. Kiggins and Kellog, New York, 1856

Crump, Nancy Carter.  Hearthside Cooking: Early Southern Cuisine. University of North Carolina, 2008.

Daughters of the Republic of Texas, District VIII. A Pinch of This and a Handful of That: Historic Texas Recipes 1830-1900. Austin, 1988.

Fancatelli, Charles. Plain Cookery for the Working Classes. London, 1861

Goldsen, Suzanne. The Open-Hearth Cookbook. Chambersbrug, Pennsylvania, 2006.

Hooker, Margaret. The Gentlewoman’s Houswifery. New York 1896. (republished as Early American Cookery).

Kidd, Mrs. George. The First Texas Cookbook. Houston, 1883.

Ladies Indispensable Companion, The. New York, 1854

Mescher, Virginia. Foods in the South During the Mid-Nineteenth Century. Nature’s Finest, Burke Virginia, 1993.

Mrs. Leslie’s Directions for Cookery. Philadelphia, 1851

Putnam, Mrs. A Primary Cookbook. 1862

Randolph, Mrs. Mary. The Virginia Housewife. Plaskitt & Cugle, Baltimore, 1824

Soyer, Alexis. Soyer’s Shilling Cookery for the People. London, 1860

Thornton, P. The Southern Gardener and Receipt Book. A.L. Dennis & Company, Newark, 1845

Tyree, Marion C. Housekeeping in Old Virginia. Louisville, 1879