Cookery as It Should Be: A new manual of the dining room and kitchen, for persons of moderate circumstances; containing original receipts on every branch of cookery; domestic beverages, food for invalids, pickling, &c., &c., Together with Bills of Fare...

Philadelphia: G.G. Evans; [Willis P. Hazard], 439 Chestnut Street, 1859.

Octavo (19 x 13 cm.), 362, 12 pages. Illustrated. Index. Advertisements. Stated “Seventh Edition, Revised and Enlarged”; originally published 1853. A cookbook claiming to gather the best of the recipes of confectioner and pastry chef Elizabeth Baker (later Goodfellow, 1767-1851) best known for establishing America's first cooking school in Philadelphia. The publishers indicate the unnamed author of this collection is from the South, and has additionally included recipes sourced in the South, as well as from European sources. Mrs. Goodfellow's most famous pupil, Eliza Leslie, whose first book, Seventy-Five Receipts..., recorded many of Goodfellow's recipes, was not a fan of this work. "Goodfellow would have been "horrified" by the use of chemical leavens and other glaring culinary flaws." (William Woys Weaver, Foxing, especially to preliminaries. In publisher’s blind-decorated and gilt-titled red cloth; rubbed and with soiling to front panel. Good. [OCLC locates just one copy of this 1859 Evans issue; Lowenstein 772].

Price: $200.00