The New England Yankee Cookbook - Imogene Walcott - Cookbook Collectors Library Edition
Whence cometh the strength, physical and intellectual, of New Englanders? It has come along with their famous conscience, from the natural and sane diet, which except for the first hard years at Plymouth , has contained all the vitamins essential to sound bodies and sound minds three centuries before vitamins had been discovered. Wilbur Cross
Here, in this vintage New England cookbook, originally published in 1939, writer Imogene Wolcott gathered all the best recipes and stories of regional cooking from the northeastern United States. Source materials included excerpts from Yankee Magazine, authentic heirloom recipes passed down through generations of cooks and family stories that highlight the New England way of life as lived by real people a long time ago.
A fascinating compilation of food, history, and philosophies on living, these recipes highlight homegrown ingredients, natural resources, and creative seasonal eating that was the mainstay of kitchens from the Atlantic coastline to the snow-covered mountains. Each state in New England brings about its own unique way of cooking, eating, and storytelling based on its geographic location and the nationalities of the immigrants that settled the land. That means this cookbook is a menagerie of interesting dishes. From Rhode Island Quahog Chowder to Maine Lobster Cakes to Vermont Maple Rolls, each state had their specialties based on ingredients found aplenty. A handful of black and white photographs help paint a visual story of some of our country's ancestors. Also included are various literary contributions in the forms of poems, essays, stories, fun facts, folklore, and newspaper excerpts all centering around interesting vignettes of life in this part of the country.
Engaging to read from cover to cover just like a book, or simply perused at random, all homecooks and eaters will find something delicious here. All recipes feature fresh, whole ingredients and simple techniques using simple equipment. And they span all meals of the day from breakfast through after-dinner desserts including both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Some even come with the cutest names!
This is a midcentury edition reprint for the Cpkbook Colletors Library published around the 1960s.
- Contains 398 pages
- Includes all sorts of fun extras including a quiz on New Egland life, instructions on how to make Bayberry Candles and practical tips on getting your recipes just right
- Illustrated throughout with line drawings and black and white photographs
- Interesting recipes include Rhubarb Tonic, Elder Blossom Wine, Rose Petal Jam, Chocolate Weary Willie Cake, Pork Apple Pie, Desire's Baked Plum Pudding, Martha's Vineyard Green Corn Pudding, Featherbeds, Jolly Boys, Meat Balls with Cranberry Sauce Apples Stuffed with Sausage, Maine Corned Beef Hash, Fannie Daddies, Maine Corn Chowder, Boston Style Fish Chowder, Mashed Mainers with Mint, Popdoodle Cake
In lovely vintage condition. Clean and bright coverboards and interior pages. The spine is tight. All pages are intact and there are no markings or cooking stains.
Measures 6" inches (width) x 8.75" inches (length) x 1.5" inches (thickness) and weighs 1.8lbs