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Housekeeping in Old Virginia Paperback – February 26, 2004

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  • Paperback: 532 pages
  • Publisher: Creative Cookbooks (February 26, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1410105083
  • ISBN-13: 978-1410105080
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,572,133 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This copy is a 1965 reprint that looks like the original. Marion Cabell Tyree compiled 250 receipts (recipes) and additional notes from well-known women of the times. In addition, you'll find medical cures, cleaning how-tos and the directions for making many types of wine.

This is not your typical cookbook, it should be considered a piece of history. From Nun's Puffs to preparing Souse Cheese, ingredients are more often than not measured in pounds, quarts and pinches then cups and teaspoons. One can only wonder what the taste buds of the people were like then. Sheep's Tongue, Beef Heart, and Brown Calf Head's Soup....you'll find proof why people did not live as long as they do now.

I own several cookbooks from this era but this book had the most dessert recipes then any of the others. Vegetables are canned or cooked; I did not see anything that was used fresh such as in salads. Pickling to store for the long-term was very important. Fruits were often made into jams or jellies. You'll even find recipes for making ice cream and frozen custards. Whether you a history buff or enjoy collecting old cookbooks, you will enjoy this piece of nostalgia.
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Interesting historical cookbook that gives you an idea of household customs in the 1800's. This book includes advertisements and remedies of the period. A good collage of American history.
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I am enjoying reading about how people used to cook in the past.

It even tells you how to roast coffee and how to blend tea.

Not to mention the "beaten bisquits".
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"This is a good book ,with many helpful hints and recipes that I enjoyed adding to my cookbook collection. The book was carefully packaged and arrived in excellent condition. I was very pleased "
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