Squirrels make soup equally as good, done the same way. Did she say drink a glass of red wine? Or add it to the soup?? I think a glass of wine might help you eat your squirrel soup!
TO BAKE A CALF'S HEAD. Divide the calf's head, wash it clean, and having the yelks of two eggs well beaten, wash the ouside of the head all over with them, and on that strew raspings of bread sifted, pepper, salt, nutmeg and mace powdered; also , the brains cut in pieces and dipped in thick butter, then cover the head with bits of butter, pour into the pan some white wine and water, with as much gravy, and cover it close. Let it be baked in a quick oven, and when it is served up, pour on some strong gravy, and garnish with slices of lemon, red beet root pickled, fried oysters and fried bread. SOUP OF ANY KIND OF OLD FOWL.TO MAKE A HUNTER'S BEEF. TO ROAST WOODCOCKS OR SNIPES (NO SUCH THING AS A VEGETERIAN, VEGAN IN THOSE DAYS). PLUS LOTS OF PUDDINGS, CAKES, ICE CREAM, CORDIALS, PRESERVES. Cook book measures 7 1/8" tall, 4 1/4" wide. Please look at photos to help determine condition.
Mary Randolph (9 August 1762 23 January 1828) was an American author. She is known for writing The Virginia House-Wife (1824), one of the most influential housekeeping and cook books of the nineteenth century. She was the first recorded person to be buried at what became Arlington National Cemetery. And was a cousin of Mary Lee Fitzhugh Custis. Wife to George Washington Parke Custis.
Mary's paternal ancestors included Pocahontas. The youngest daughter of Chief Powhatan.And her English-born husband, John Rolfe. Randolph was the daughter of Thomas Mann Randolph (17411794), a member of the Virginia Convention of 1776, and his first wife, Anne Cary Randolph. Her twelve siblings included Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr. (17681828), son-in-law of Thomas Jefferson. Who served in the House of Representatives from 1803 until 1807 and as governor of Virginia from 1819 through 1822; and Virginia Randolph Cary. Mary Randolph married her cousin, David Meade Randolph, of Chesterfield County, Virginia. Moldavia, their Richmond City home, became a center of Federalist Party. Randolph's influential housekeeping book The Virginia House-Wife (1824) went through many editions until the 1860s. Randolph tried to improve women's lives by limiting the time they had to spend in their kitchens.
Besides popularizing the use of more than 40 vegetables, Randolph's book also introduced to the southern public dishes from abroad, such as gazpacho. The first regional cookbook published in America. Karen Hess called this book The most influential American cookbook of the nineteenth century... And a case may be made for considering it to be the earliest full-blown American cookbook.
Considered by many culinary historians to be the first real American cookbook (and all describe it as the first regional cookbook), : part cookbook, part home management system, and part historical time-capsule complete with recipes, practical cooking techniques, advice on home management, proper manners, and more. Although Amelia Simmons's "American Cookery" claims the title, Mrs. Mary Randolph's "The Virginia Housewife" is often cited as the first American cookbook because the recipes originated in American kitchens, having left behind British traditions, ingredients, and methods. "Virginia Housewife" is also recognized as the nation's first regional cookbook with a focus on southern-style specialties, some appearing in print for the first time (Ochra Soup, Curry of Catfish, Gumbo, Chicken Pudding, Apoquiniminc Cakes).
But Randolph also includes local variations of recipes from the West Indies, New England, Spain, and France, all reflecting the influence of many cuisines on Southern cooking. Diverse offerings from far-away places include Dough Nuts, Gaspacho, Ropa Vieja, as well as a number of delightful ice cream recipes including, black walnut, quince, pear, citron, and almond. An immediate success, "Virginia Housewife" was republished at least nineteen times before the Civil War. Mary, The grand Arcanum of management lies in three simple rules: Let everything be done at a proper time, keep everything in its proper place, and put everything to its proper use. " To this end, much more than just a cookbook, "The Virginia Housewife is a complete lifestyle reference providing an introduction to the food, culture, and manners of the antebellum South, as well as housekeeping instructions on topics ranging from soap making to herb drying and silver cleaning--everything that a woman of the nineteenth (or the twenty-first) century might desire to know.
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The item "THE VIRGINIA HOUSEWIFE rare antique old leather cookbook 1839 Mary Randolph" is in sale since Wednesday, April 08, 2015. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "scottalbertson" and is located in Nellysford, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.