The American Heritage Cookbook and Illustrated History of American Eating & Drinking


Wow! This book is truly a unique combination of history and recipes. It includes an epilogue by Mark Twain! This cookbook is divided into two sections. The first is a fascinating history of food in North America from the bounty the first explorers and settlers encountered to the industrialization of food preservation – including advertising copy! The second section includes menus and recipes. The book is indexed for easy reference. The result is a history and cookbook that go together like salt and pepper. Among the more than 500 tested recipes you will find such all-American dishes as Indian pudding and succotash, apple pie and Kentucky burgoo. The recipes were tested and adapted for use in modern kitchen by Helen McCully Associates. Food historian Helen Duprey Bullock re-created thirty historical menus. Historical essays were written by Cleveland Amory, Lucius Beebe, Evan Jones and others, chronicling the important aspects of American eating and drinking customs and tastes. A generous collection of pictures highlight the period.


Edited by American Heritage Magazine of History, The American Heritage Cookbook and Illustrated History of American Eating & Drinking, American Heritage Publishing, 1964, 1st, 629 plus 11 page index, VERY GOOD/NO. Text is very clean. The backboard has come loose, but otherwise tightly bound pages. Vintage photography end pages.