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Mrs. Goodfellow : the story of America's first cooking school

Author: Becky Libourel Diamond
Publisher: Yardley, Pa. : Westholme, ©2012.
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"In Philadelphia during the first decades of the nineteenth century, a widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Goodfellow, ran a popular bakery and sweet shop. In addition to catering to Philadelphia's wealthy families and a reputation of having the finest desserts and sweet dishes in the young country, her business stood out from every other establishment in another way: she ran a small school to learn the art of cooking, the first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Becky Libourel Diamond
ISBN: 9781594161575 1594161577
OCLC Number: 769991153
Description: xi, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Who was Mrs. Goodfellow? --
Ingredients --
Dining out --
Mrs. Goodfellow's cooking school --
Directions for cookery --
Lemon meringue pie --
Modern cooking schools.
Responsibility: Becky Libourel Diamond.
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"In Philadelphia during the first decades of the nineteenth century, a widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Goodfellow, ran a popular bakery and sweet shop. In addition to catering to Philadelphia's wealthy families and a reputation of having the finest desserts and sweet dishes in the young country, her business stood out from every other establishment in another way: she ran a small school to learn the art of cooking, the first of its kind in America. Despite her fame--references to her cooking as a benchmark abound in the literature of the period--we know very little about who she was. Since she did not keep a journal and never published any of her recipes, we have to rely on her students, most notably Eliza Leslie, who fortunately recorded many of Goodfellow's creations and techniques. Goodfellow is known to have made the first lemon meringue pie and for popularizing regional foods, such as Indian (corn) meal. Her students also recall that Mrs. Goodfellow stressed using simple wholesome ingredients that were locally grown, presaging modern culinary fashion. By assembling the many parts of this puzzle from old recipe books, advertisements, letters, diaries, genealogical records, and other primary sources, researcher and writer Becky Diamond has been able to provide a more complete portrait of this influential figure in cooking history"--Publisher description.

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