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Cook Book1886 USA -Mrs. Rorer's Philadelphia Cook Book

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A nice first edition of Mrs Rorers Philadephia Cook Book Item Description: Arnold and Company 1886, Philadelphia, Hardcover. Book Condition: good. Dated 1886,Full leather boards with unusually tooled titles to front and back boards + spine Frontispiece with author's photo and facsimile signature,publisher's advertisements at end. Minor staining and bumping to boards. No jacket.The first book by a "pioneer of dietetics and the most famous cooking teacher of her time. . Rorer founded the Philadelphia Cooking School [where] she offered cooking classes, a chemistry class, and classes on preparing proper meals for both the sick and healthy. The school reached all strata of society, sponsoring outreach classes in slums and finishing schools, and assigning student-cooking teachers to charity mission kitchens. In her curriculum, as well as in her public appearances and many publications, Mrs. Rorer combined modern chemical knowledge of the composition and action of food with current philosophies and trends" (from "Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project") Sent boxed,tracked and insured

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