The Williamsburg Cookbook - 1981 Edition - Vintage Colonial Williamsburg Virginia Recipes
Many of the recipes in this book are derived from those that our great-great grandmothers used; others in the tradition of southern cooking; and some blend the tastes of the Old World and the New. (from Part 1: Building A Tradition)
Since it was first founded in 1699, Williamsburg has been a foodie town for locals and travelers alike. Within the historic city limits, hospitality was a big part of this small town's spirit as restaurant owners, tavern managers and innkeepers throughout history have strived to present a composition of meals that represents our country's culinary roots. Focusing on traditional fare with ingredients gathered from the local landscape and presented with fine flourish, the recipes featured here in The Williamsburg Cookbook date back centuries and combine attributes from English, Scottish and American cooking.
First published in 1971, this cookbook is a treasure trove of unique recipes that span three centuries, highlighting favorite meals and interesting fare enjoyed originally by our country's first occupants. Lesser-known recipes like Peanut Soup, Grape Sauce, Colonial Game Pie, and Sally Lunn Bread mingle alongside more familiar dishes like Country Omelets, Seafood Gumbo, Baked Chicken, and Barbecue Sandwiches offering a wide range of palate pleasing variety covering breakfast, lunch and dinner.
A bestseller upon debut, this listing is for the 1981 edition, which was updated and enlarged from the 1975 edition and includes historical fun facts, features and origin stories behind many of the recipes. Containing over 190 recipes, each one has been adapted for modern kitchens for ease of preparation.
- 172 pages
- Illustrated throughout with black ink drawings and color photographs
- Over 190 recipes
- 1981 edition
In practically brand-new condition, this cookbook is pristine both inside and out. The pages are clean and bright. The spine is tight and all pages are intact.
Measures 7"inches (width) x 10"inches (length) x .75" inches (thickness)
There is no better time to dive into colonial recipes than during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Pair this cookbook with antique dishware and you'll have a table full of interesting new but old traditions to share with family and friends.