Washington, Lucy. Cookbook ca. 1840-1880
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Title: Washington, Lucy. Cookbook
Creator: Packett, Lucy Washington
Inclusive dates: ca. 1840-1880

Extent: 5 in. (2 document cases, 2 1/2 in. each, for original and user copy)
Lucy Washington Packett's collection of handwritten recipes for (1) foods and drinks: including apple dishes, beef, brine for curing bacon, biscuits, breads, cakes (including a recipe for an eggless cake), cake fillings, candies, tomato catsup, cookies, cordials, doughnuts, calf's head dressing, cole slaw dressings, gingerbreads, hash, jellies, lemon bake, lemon ice, macaroni, mango, marmalade, mince meat, meatballs, citron mellon, muffins, omelettes, pickles, pies, quince, curing pork, puddings, puffs, puff paste, punch, sauces, calf's head soup (or mock turtle), sage tea, waffles, wine, and yeast, and (2) household recipes: pink wash for walls, durable ink, and lard candles. Includes home remedies for a poultice for soreness in stomach after confinement and gathered breast, diarrhea, piles, sores; cure for bee and wasp stings, remedy for bed bugs, bleeding; itch ointment for ringworm; chaffe; eye wash; and more. Also includes brief bibliographies on Biography, Divinity, Voyages and Travel, Poetry and Plays, Periodicals, Reference, Arts and Sciences, Agriculture and Horticulture, and Serial Works; instructions for dressing and shipping poultry, a price current of the Produce Market issued by J.B. Myers, General Produce Commission Merchant, Wholesale Commission of Seeds, Produce, Butter, & Eggs; four published Royal Baking Powder recipes; a copy of the printed pamphlets: The Amusement Question: Some Principles That Underlie It by Minot J. Savage (4 pages), and The Presidential Vote, 1789-1880, presented by J. Rice Smith (Broadway, NY: Equitable Life Assurance Co.); and an American Book Exchange list of Standard Books.

Call number: A&M No.: 3212
Language: The materials are in English
Repository: West Virginia & Regional History Collection