Orange Judd Cook Book, 1916



Orange Judd Cook Book, 1914: Orange Judd was a notable American writer and editor during the late 1800s and early 1900s. He specialized in writing about agriculture, editing and publishing a magazine called the Orange Judd Farmer. This cookbook, edited by Adeline O. Goessling, was part of the magazine’s Farm Life Series. The cookbook was first published in 1907 by the Orange Judd Company. This copy is from the 1916 edition, with an “Addenda” chapter. Hard boards covered in linen and nicely embossed. 276 pages. Excellent antique condition. Cover has some shelf wear.  Front hinge is exposed, but has been mended with clear librarian’s tape.  One page has a tiny spot.   (As always, a dessert page!) Binding is firm.

This may be the only cookbook you ever see with “Butchering Time Recipes.”  Fascinating to me is the fact that this cookbook was published during the Temperance era. It berates farm wives who are bad cooks, claiming that bad cooking drives men to “the despised liquor saloons.”

If you are interested in reading about Orange Judd, his obituary is here:

And don’t forget to click on “Recipes” at the top of the Homepage. You’ll find one great recipe from many of the great antique cookbooks and bar books. You will find the Orange Judd recipe for Souse there!


  1. Libby maguire

    I have a original 1914 book was wondering what it’s worth

  2. Libby Maguire

    I have the original 1914 cookbook

    • Cara

      wow! Good for you. That’s valuable!

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