Sister Abigail’s Blue Flower Omelette

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Appears in
The Cooking of the USA

By Patricia Lousada

Published 1993

  • About

The Shakers were a small religious faction from England. They arrived in 1774, nine strong, led by their prophetess Ann Lees. Their first American commune was established near Albany. There they withdrew from the sinful world and lived a life of celibacy. They engaged in dances during which they literally ‘shook’to cast off evil. Their cuisine included the use of lots of spices and herbs and was an important influence in American cuisine. To live up to its name this Shaker recipe should be