THE VIRGINIA HOUSEWIFE
Considered by many culinary historians to be the first real American cookbook (and all describe it as the first regional cookbook), Virginia Housewife was published in 1824 in Washington, DC. This volume in the American Antiquarian Cookbook Collection is an American classic: part cookbook, part home management system, and part historical time-capsule complete with recipes, practical cooking techniques, advice on home management, proper manners, and more. This facsimile edition of Mary Randolph’s Virginia Housewife was reproduced by permission from the volume in the collection of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts. Hardcover; 248 pages.