By Amelia Simmons with an introduction by Melissa Clark. ISBN-13: 978-1-4494-2313-1. Copyright 2012. Hardcover facsimile edition with 99 pages including index and glossary.
This facsimile edition of the original American Cookery was reproduced by permission from the volume in the collection of the American Antiquarian Society of Worcester, Massachusetts. Founded in 1812 by Isaiah Thomas, a Revolutionary War patriot and successful printer and publisher, the Society is a research library documenting the life of Americans from the colonial era through 1876.
First published in 1796, this volume is widely recognized as the first cookbook written by an American for American kitchens, and it is an important document in culinary history. According to the American Cookbook Project of Michigan State University, “The importance of this work cannot be overestimated. Its initial publication was, in its own way, a second Declaration of American Independence.”
Beautifully bound with a red linen cover and gold-edged pages.