Eliza Smith, The Compleat Housewife

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Title

Eliza Smith, The Compleat Housewife

Subject

Daily life at Mount Vernon

Description

Originally published in London in 1727, Eliza Smith’s The Compleat Housewife was published in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1742. It is considered to be the first cookbook published in America. In addition to recipes, the work also contains instructions regarding many other household tasks for which the woman of the house was responsible, including dressing and smoking meats, cleaning the home, and providing remedies for a variety of illnesses (image courtesy of Rockefeller Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation).

Creator

Eliza B. Smith

Date

1742

Language

eng

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Citation

Smith, Eliza B. • The Compleat housewife; or, Accomplish'd gentlewoman's companion, being a collection of upwards of six hundred of the most approved receipts in cookery, pastry ... with copper plates curiously engraven ... and also bills of fare for every month of the year, to which is added, a collection of above three hundred family receipts of medicines. TX705 .S53 1742b, rare books and special collections, Rockefeller Library.

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Eliza B. Smith, "Eliza Smith, The Compleat Housewife," in Martha Washington, Item #112, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/112 (accessed September 25, 2017).