|Catalog Number||641.5 BAR|
|Date of Publication||1832|
|Title||Domestic French Cookery, chiefly translated from Sulpice Barué|
Inscription: "Margaretta Brown" (front board pastedown)
This cookbook contains 200 French recipes. Louis-Eustache Audot, a well-known French writer probably actually wrote the book and it was translated and adapted by Miss Leslie. Barue may be a fictional person. It appears to be the first French cookbook written by an American. For this American version of Domestic French Cookery, Leslie adapted the work for American tools, techniques, and available food. Immensely popular, this book went through several printings over twenty-three years.
The library's copy is a scarce first edition with an early example of original cloth binding.
|Publisher||Carey and Hart|
|Place of Publication||Philadelphia|
Margaretta Mason Brown