Early American Cookery: "The Good Housekeeper," 1841

4.08 avg rating
( 25 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781626541870: Early American Cookery:
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This charming early Victorian cookbook and treatise on homemaking will present you with a wonderfully direct window into the culinary practices and household tasks of mid-19th century America. Written with delicacy and precision by preeminent early American author, Sarah Joseph Hale (editor of Godey's Lady's Book and author of Mary Had a Little Lamb), The Good Housekeeper covers a wide variety of domestic projects with the aim of promoting the "health, comfort and prosperity" of American families.

Chock-full of recipes and practices geared toward health and longevity, Hale stresses the importance of wholesome food, frugality, and temperance. Her dietary advice is remarkable in its resemblance to modern gastronomic recommendations. Though her suggestions are tailored for different nutritional needs (active men, growing children, sick children, etc.), she is consistent throughout in her instruction to avoid rich foods, sugary deserts, and fried foods in excess, as well as in her emphasis on the importance of eating slowly and limiting alcohol consumption.

In addition to innumerable recipes for tasty and practical meals, modern readers will find tips on preserving foods, smoking meats, polishing marble, cleaning carpets, and curing toothaches and sore throats that range from incredibly helpful to fascinatingly dated. This high-quality republication of The Good Housekeeper, or, the Way to Live Well, and to Be Well While We Live is a treasury of early-American recipes and remedies sure to please cooks, homemakers, Americana buffs, and anyone with an interest in the early days of life in rural America.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Library Journal:

Hale was the editor of the 19th-century publication Godey Lady's Book, a forerunner of the modern "woman's magazine." This 1841 title offers recipes and advice on hosting dinners. Though the recipes might seem unhealthy by today's standards?lots of butter and eggs?Hale lived to be 90!
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Sarah Josepha Hale
Published by Allegro Editions (2015)
ISBN 10: 1626541876 ISBN 13: 9781626541870
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Allegro Editions, 2015. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IP-9781626541870

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 11.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Sarah Josepha Hale
Published by Allegro Editions, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1626541876 ISBN 13: 9781626541870
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Allegro Editions, United States, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. This charming early Victorian cookbook and treatise on homemaking will present you with a wonderfully direct window into the culinary practices and household tasks of mid-19th century America. Written with delicacy and precision by preeminent early American author, Sarah Joseph Hale (editor of Godey s Lady s Book and author of Mary Had a Little Lamb ), The Good Housekeeper covers a wide variety of domestic projects with the aim of promoting the health, comfort and prosperity of American families. Chock-full of recipes and practices geared toward health and longevity, Hale stresses the importance of wholesome food, frugality, and temperance. Her dietary advice is remarkable in its resemblance to modern gastronomic recommendations. Though her suggestions are tailored for different nutritional needs (active men, growing children, sick children, etc.), she is consistent throughout in her instruction to avoid rich foods, sugary deserts, and fried foods in excess, as well as in her emphasis on the importance of eating slowly and limiting alcohol consumption. In addition to innumerable recipes for tasty and practical meals, modern readers will find tips on preserving foods, smoking meats, polishing marble, cleaning carpets, and curing toothaches and sore throats that range from incredibly helpful to fascinatingly dated. This high-quality republication of The Good Housekeeper, or, the Way to Live Well, and to Be Well While We Live is a treasury of early-American recipes and remedies sure to please cooks, homemakers, Americana buffs, and anyone with an interest in the early days of life in rural America. Seller Inventory # APC9781626541870

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 16.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Hale, Sarah Josepha
Published by Allegro Editions 6/17/2015 (2015)
ISBN 10: 1626541876 ISBN 13: 9781626541870
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Allegro Editions 6/17/2015, 2015. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Early American Cookery: The Good Housekeeper, 1841. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9781626541870

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 17.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Hale, Sarah Josepha
Published by Allegro Editions (2018)
ISBN 10: 1626541876 ISBN 13: 9781626541870
New Paperback Quantity Available: 19
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Allegro Editions, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 1626541876

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 15.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Sarah Josepha Hale
Published by Allegro Editions, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1626541876 ISBN 13: 9781626541870
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Allegro Editions, United States, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.This charming early Victorian cookbook and treatise on homemaking will present you with a wonderfully direct window into the culinary practices and household tasks of mid-19th century America. Written with delicacy and precision by preeminent early American author, Sarah Joseph Hale (editor of Godey s Lady s Book and author of Mary Had a Little Lamb ), The Good Housekeeper covers a wide variety of domestic projects with the aim of promoting the health, comfort and prosperity of American families. Chock-full of recipes and practices geared toward health and longevity, Hale stresses the importance of wholesome food, frugality, and temperance. Her dietary advice is remarkable in its resemblance to modern gastronomic recommendations. Though her suggestions are tailored for different nutritional needs (active men, growing children, sick children, etc.), she is consistent throughout in her instruction to avoid rich foods, sugary deserts, and fried foods in excess, as well as in her emphasis on the importance of eating slowly and limiting alcohol consumption. In addition to innumerable recipes for tasty and practical meals, modern readers will find tips on preserving foods, smoking meats, polishing marble, cleaning carpets, and curing toothaches and sore throats that range from incredibly helpful to fascinatingly dated. This high-quality republication of The Good Housekeeper, or, the Way to Live Well, and to Be Well While We Live is a treasury of early-American recipes and remedies sure to please cooks, homemakers, Americana buffs, and anyone with an interest in the early days of life in rural America. Seller Inventory # APC9781626541870

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 17.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Hale, Sarah Josepha
Published by Allegro Editions (2015)
ISBN 10: 1626541876 ISBN 13: 9781626541870
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Allegro Editions, 2015. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IP-9781626541870

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 12.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Hale, Sarah Josepha
Published by Allegro Editions
ISBN 10: 1626541876 ISBN 13: 9781626541870
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Allegro Editions. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1626541876 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9781626541870

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 17.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Sarah Josepha Hale
Published by Allegro Editions (2015)
ISBN 10: 1626541876 ISBN 13: 9781626541870
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Allegro Editions, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1626541876

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 25.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Hale, Sarah Josepha
Published by Allegro Editions (2016)
ISBN 10: 1626541876 ISBN 13: 9781626541870
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Allegro Editions, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9781626541870_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 21.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.39
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds