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February 2018

United Tastes: The Making of the First American Cookbook

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hartford History Center, 500 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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United Tastes: The Making of the First American Cookbook with Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald The “first American cookbook,” American Cookery, by Amelia Simmons, was published initially in Hartford in 1796, then in a revised edition a few months later in Albany. In recent years, it has received a great deal of attention. The Library of Congress has designated it one of the eighty-eight “Books That Shaped America,” and writers about food, both journalists and historians, talk frequently and enthusiastically…

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