These days with the internet we can find recipes for anything anytime with a click or two.
Just like with a cookbook an addition or submission and the idea can become your own special dish.
I have several cookbooks. Most are old handed down from my grandmother. Some of the old recipes I don’t find anywhere else. I suppose if I looked harder I would find them on the net.
One of my favorite books comes from Rodale Press. You my know Organic Gardening magazine and other health and wellness magazines .
This is more than a cookbook. Called Stocking Up. Recipes, how to can, preserving meat, smoking. and just all kinds of information. It will take you back in time.
Actually today is the anniversary the first known cookbook wrote and published by an American. Amelia Simmons had her book published in 1796. She lived in Hartford, Connecticut. It is called American Cookery.
The full title of this book was American Cookery, or the art of dressing viands, fish, poultry, and vegetables, and the best modes of making pastes, puffs, pies, tarts, puddings, custards, and preserves, and all kinds of cakes, from the imperial plum to plain cake: Adapted to this country, and all grades of life.
The word viands means an item of food or a very choice or delicious dish. Sounds delicious.
There are only a couple first additions left to be found but reprints are out there to be found.