Ellen Emlen’s Cookbook – Pre-order your copy today!

Now available for pre-order in the HSP Online Store, is Ellen Emlen’s Cookbook!

The Historical Society is pleased to present the facsimile of Ellen Emlen’s cookbook. Mrs. Emlen, a nineteenth-century Philadelphia housewife, organized her cookbook into thirteen categories of recipes including meats, vegetables, sauces, food for the sick, and desserts. Written circa 1865 and containing well over 200 recipes, this book is a must for any culinary historian, Civil War buff, or American patriot. Rediscover wonderful tips and tricks for the kitchen and enjoy Emlen’s comments on the recipes. This is not simply a how-to book: it is a peek into the American past, into a documentation of years of trial and error, and the desire to remember and preserve that knowledge. This publication is a limited edition of 500 copies.

Below is Mrs. Emlen’s recipe for Cherry Bread. Go ahead – try it out. We have! It’s delicious…

Cherry Bread recipe (click to enlarge)


4 thoughts on “Ellen Emlen’s Cookbook – Pre-order your copy today!

  1. Ellen (Markloe) Emlen, daughter of John Markloe and Hitty Cox. She was born 15 Nov 1814 and married George Emlen. John Markoe was a wealthy Philadelphia businessman and, according to [http://www.librarycompany.org/artifacts/painters_eichholtz.htm] “The family was among the wealthiest and most lavish in Philadelphia; indeed, John was once described as “one of the most elegant, high-spirited, humorous, and attractive men that had ever delighted society.”

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