Lutheran Cook Book, 1907, Fourth Edition, Elizabeth M. Weeter



Lutheran Cook Book, 1907, Fourth Edition, Elizabeth M. Weeter:  Difficult-to-find cookbook written, compiled self-published by Elizabeth Weeter, of Newark, Ohio,  and printed on the press of the Orphans’ Industrial School, Tressler Orphans’ Home, Loysville, Pa. in 1907.  Cover is linen-textured fabric over heavy cotton canvas.  Back cover is bent in three places, but it is still together.  Front cover has some missing pieces and shelf wear.  Binding is sewn and is very firm.  Pages are all clean and clear.  Book has 100 pages, plus several full-page ads and several blank pages for recipes.  The blank pages toward the back have shelf wear.

This cookbook has chapters on meats and eggs, soups, poultry and game, fish and oysters, vegetables, salads, breads and fritters, pies puddings, ice cream, desserts, cakes, icings and fillings, pickles, beverages, and candies.  It also has two wonderful chapters, “What Householders should Remember” and “Domestic Emergencies.”  In those chapters, Weeter does what many cookbook writers have done, gives answers on questions  like “why do we take butter on bread?”  She also provides cures for everything from cholera to hernias.



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