Historic Cookbooks

Larkin Housewives’ Cookbook

14 Recipes

The Larkin Company operated a booming mail order business that sold soap, packaged foods and other household products to millions of American housewives. This cookbook is filled with prize-winning recipes submitted by Larkin customers to the company’s recipe contests.

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Mrs. Rorer’s Sandwiches

5 Recipes

By the late 1800s, sandwiches had found their place in American lunchboxes and on dinner tables. This cookbook, originally published in 1894 by well-known cookbook author Sarah Tyson Rorer, was the first American cookbook focused solely on sandwiches.

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