Mary Sudman Donovan
George Washington at "Head Quarters, Dobbs Ferry" Hudson River at Dobbs Ferry
13 Colonies Cookbook


The Thirteen Colonies Cookbook

By Mary Donovan, Amy Hatrak, Frances Mills, & Elizabeth Shull


Pages:                         270


Size:                            6x9


ISBN:                          0-275-22300-0


Published:                  1975


Publisher:                   Praeger Publishers, New York


                                       Price & Format:          Paperback, Softcover $15.95


                                       Order From:               Crane House Museum Store                                                                            Montclair, New Jersey

This cookbook invites the reader into the kitchens of thirteen creative cooks and gracious hosts and hostesses.  Their treasured "receipts" include a bounty of dishes--from soups and savories to confections, drams and punches.  With secrets of gardening, excerpts from historical texts, and carefully researched menus for both every day and festive events, this elegant cookbook not only enables the modern cook to prepare authentic Americn meals in the Colonial tradition but also offers a glimpse into the life of early American people.

Photographs of beautifully restored kitchens, portraits of their original owners and a wealth of decorative drawings--many of culinary implements no longer in use--accompany the text and receipts.