Saltwater Foodways: New Englanders and Their Food, at Sea and Ashore, in the Nineteenth Century.

Mystic, Conn. Mystic Seaport Museum, 1995.

Quarto (30.5 x 22 cm.). xiii, 442 pages. Illustrated. FIRST EDITION. The single best historical overview of the culinary traditions of maritime New England. Originally written to illustrate exhibitions and programs of the Mystic Seaport Museum. The book, by long time food historian, columnist for the Bangor Daily News, and publisher/editor of the important quarterly newsletter Food History News, includes over two hundred recipes for Yankee dishes. But what sets the book apart are the extensive historical essays, based on original research. An IACP Julia Child Cookbook Award winner. A bit of light spotting to top edge, otherwise fine in publisher’s lavender cloth; in a near fine dust jacket, with only the lightest bit of rubbing at edges.

Price: $75.00