The Virginia Housewife

By Mary Randolph

Original Publisher
Plaskitt, Fite & Co., Washington, DC
Date of publication
1824
ISBN
1406542369

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Mary Randolph was an influential hostess and said to have been the best cook in Richmond, Virginia. This 1824 cookbook was a pioneer among Southern cookbooks. The recipes from Catfrish Soup to Velvet Cakes and references within provide a glimpse into the food and traditions of the Antebellum South.

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