Historical Cookbooks

American Cookery by Amelia Simmons (1798)

The Virginia House-Wife; or The Methodical Cook by Mary Randolph (1824)

American Frugal Housewife by Lydia Maria Child (1829, 1832, 1838)

The Kentucky Housewife by Lettice Bryan (1839)

The Good Housekeeper by Sarah Josepha Hale (1839)

The Robert E. Lee Family Cooking and Housekeeping Book by Anne Carter Zimmer (2002)

Martha Washington’s Booke of Cookery and Booke of Sweetmeats by Karen Hess