The Art of Cookery (Paperback)
First published in 1747, "The Art of Cookery" by English author Hannah Glasse is one of the most popular cookbooks of the 18th century. Glasse's classic guide to cooking English-style food was reissued in over forty updated editions for more than a century after it was first written and was popular in the American colonies before and after the American Revolution. The cook book famously introduced English and American households to new and modern recipes for jelly, trifle, and curry and included exotic spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, and cocoa into popular and widely made dishes. The book's appeal was largely due to its easy-to-follow and accessible style so that even those with little training or experience could make the recipes. Glasse's cookbook was owned and used in the homes of many famous Americans, including Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington. "The Art of Cookery" established the standards for what is now recognized as traditional English cooking and endures as a fascinating glimpse into the dining and food preferences of late 18th and early 19th century households. is printed on premium acid-free paper and follows the 1805 edition of this classic cookbook.