American cuisine has absorbed the best and brightest of every culture world wide, and it all began in the early cookbooks of the eighteenth century. Martha Washington, for instance, our first First Lady, was America's earliest celebrity chef. Her recipe collection was a beloved family heirloom, lent out to friends one receipt at a time. Others followed. In the South, Thomas Jefferson's cousin, Mary Randolph, wrote a bestselling cookbook many of whose recipes are still used today. In upstate New York, an enterprising young ...

Our Founding Foods 2008, Willow Creek Press

ISBN-13: 9781595435910

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