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eBook Mrs Porters New Southern Cookery Book (Cookery Americana) ePub

by M. E. Porter

  • ISBN: 0405050534
  • Subcategory: Cooking
  • Author: M. E. Porter
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ayer Co Pub (June 1, 1971)
  • Pages: 416
  • ePub book: 1989 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1278 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 917


Porter, M. Mrs. Publisher. Philadelphia, New York, J. E. Potter and company.

Author: M. Porter Title: Mrs. Porter's new southern cookery book, and .


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Электронная книга "Mrs. Porter's New Southern Cookery Book: And Companion for Frugal and Economical Housekeepers", Mrs. .

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Good; Ayer Co Pub, 1973. Hard cover, 416 pp. Reprint edition. Part of Cookery Americana Series. Reprinted from a copy in the private collection of Louis Szathmary. Includes a few black and white illustrations,Excerpt from Introduction] If one looks here for what is generally called Southern cooking or for Southern dishes, he will do so in vain. There are few recipes for hominy grits, hush puppies, gumbos and red-eye gravies, in this "New Southern" cookbook. It was published only a few years after the Civil War, during a period in history when at least some Southerners wanted to change their image. Therefore, recipes from all over the country are included.Mrs. Porter's New Southern Cookery Book, written in Virginia and published in Philadelphia, is easy to read, easy to understand, and easy to follow. The title is justified because the recipes are rather frugal. The publisher's comments in the preface, although not exactly like those of a Madison Avenue adman, tell us that "those who examine this New Cookery Book cannot but acknowledge that we have no call to apologize for offering it to the public and expecting a large sale." In the first section on Soups, there is a recipe for Southern Gumbo (p. 30) which is worth a try and which should bring good results. It uses, besides okra (which makes a gumbo) some rice and a dozen oysters. The Corn Soup (p. 33) is unusual and good. Like many other authors of the time, Mrs. Porter includes a Portable Soup (pp. 35-36). Her Crab Soup (p. 42) is simplicity, elegance and good taste all in one short recipe. It is unique, with the addition of a half-dozen yolks of hard-boiled eggs and the heart of a green lettuce cut into small pieces. Her Fish recipes are very plain and sensible, while her many and varied oyster and clam recipes indicate the abundance 100 years ago, of good fresh seafood.


Jerdodov Jerdodov
I purchased a very serviceable used copy without a dust jacket for $0.99. This edition is a good reprint of the 1871 cookbook with a modern (1973) introduction. Pages of my copy were yellowed suggesting that it was not printed on low acid paper. It isn't quite collectable in itself but the content is an interesting look at cookery in 1871. Recommended for those with an interest in historical cookbooks and food preparation.

The original title is:

Mrs. Porter's New Southern Cookery Book , and Companion for Frugal and Economical Housekeepers: Containing Carefully Prepared and Practically Tested Recipes for All Kinds of Plain and Fancy Cooking

Original Publisher: John E. Potter and Company

Publisher: Promontory Press (1974)
ISBN: 0883940191 Introduction by Louis I. Szathmary

The binding of my copy is a cloth covered hardboard type of hardcover of moderate quality hence the unknown binding description. It is possible the same ISBN was used for different bindings so check carefully with the seller if the binding and dustjacket are important to you.
Cointrius Cointrius
Every interesting and informative. After seeing how meals were made in the old days, it does make the tv dinner sound like a winner of an idea. Boy, did those women work hard or what!
LadyShlak LadyShlak
I purchased this as a gift, but returned it since it was not exactly what I thought it was. Return was rapid and easy.