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Mary Smith recipe book

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The original owner of this volume is identified on the inside cover as Mary Smith. Little else is known about Smith's identity.

A recipe for lentil soup (p. 19) recommends lentils from Frederick Vallee's Italian Warehouse in Haymarket, indicating that Mary Smith and her acquaintances may have lived in or near London, England.

This volume contains 43 culinary and household recipes and was written and compiled by Mary Smith in England starting on March 22, 1845.

Examples of recipes in this volume include, a pillaw [pilaf] (p. 1), gingerbread loaf (p. 6), apples à la frangipane (p. 8), Wellington fancy (p. 11), cola pudding (p. 13), milk punch (p. 16), pomade (p. 18), rosemary wash (p. 18), strawberry acid (p. 23), and pickled pork (p. 28).

Several recipes are attributed to individuals, including Mrs. E. Loving's hams (p. 13), Mrs. Best's lentil soup (p. 19), Miss Clarke's arrowroot pudding (p. 20), Mrs. Warmeald's buns (p. 30), Mrs. Hayward's pudding (p. 30), and Mrs. Cuthbert's American pudding with jelly (p. 31).

In the recipe for lentil soup (p. 19), there is a recommendation for lentils from Frederick Vallee's Italian Warehouse in Haymarket.

Sold by Alastor Rare Books, Ltd. (East Cowes, England), 2021.

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University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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Kelin Baldridge Smallwood
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