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Kitchen Lullabies, 1898, Miss Harmon, Eureka, Illinois, First Edition, First Printing. Self-Published! Rare!

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Kitchen Lullabies, 1898, Miss Harmon, Eureka, Illinois, First Edition, First Printing. Self-Published! Rare!  Hard cover with book with 116 pages.  Comprehensive  cookbook with chapters on bread, meats, chicken and turkey, fish, salads, salad sauces, soups, potatoes, tomatoes, eggs, sweet bread, pastry, puddings, ices and cold desserts, sandwiches and dainties, cakes, and icings for cakes.  Rare antique cookbook.  I can’t find another on the web.

This cookbook was relatively cheaply published.  The cover is just very thick, sturdy pressed cardboard.  The paper is not high quality.  It is uniformly tanned and a few pages are chipping.  All the pages are completely clean.  The hinges are loose, but holding.  The binding is solid.  The cookbook has a few full page advertisements from national companies:  Billsbury’s Best Flour, Burnett’s Extracts, Cleveland’s Baking Powder, Miss Lisk’s Patent Improved Cake Tins.   The ads are part of the reason I love this cookbook.

I love this cookbook.  Miss Harmon had this cookbook printed at J.W. Franks & Sons, Printers, Lithographers and Binders, Peoria, Illinois.  I think Miss Harmon (we never learn her full name) wrote and produced this cookbook as a single woman’s way to earn an income in 1898.  I hope she made a lot of money.  In 1898, she committed a brave act.

See one great recipe from Kitchen Lullabies (great title, isn’t it?) in VintageCookbook.com’s recipe file, here:  https://vintagecookbook.com/recipes/

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