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The Robert E. Lee Family Cooking and Housekeeping Book
By Anne Carter Zimmer. ISBN 978-0-8078-5415-0. Copyright 1997. Softcover with 283 pages including 88 black and white photographs, Lee household chronology, bibliography, and indices.
The great-granddaughter of Robert E. Lee, Anne Carter Zimmer has penned this part cookbook, part culinary history, part family history. It offers an intimate glimpse into life in the household of Robert E. Lee and his wife, Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee, Martha Washington’s great-granddaughter. It features 70 recipes for breads, cakes, main dishes, even home remedies. Each historic recipe is accompanied by notes on ingredients and techniques and by tips for adapting the recipe in the modern kitchen.