Mistres Jean Brown, Her Paistry Book, 1724

Summary

Colonial housewives used recipes handed down from mother to daughter by word of mouth. Women who could read and write might copy down their family recipes in manuscript cookbooks like this one.

Colonial housewives used recipes handed down from mother to daughter by word of mouth. Women who could read and write might copy down their family recipes in manuscript cookbooks like this one.

Artifact

Cookbook

Date Made

1724

Creators

Brown, Jean 

Place of Creation

United Kingdom, England 

Collection Title

Book Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2002.0.61.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Ink

Technique

Handwriting
Bookbinding (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

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