Much more to say about this old book because I think it’s one of the first actual cookbooks. (And I love old cookbooks.)
Meanwhile, I have some notes from a class (no longer online) that traces the history of food writing. Most of it is about cookbooks and such by American chefs and writers of the past, but the set up is historical.
Would a post every now and then tracing this history be of interest?
Your daily trivial aside. NYT restaurant critic, chef, and cookbook author, Craig Claiborne was born in Sunflower, Mississippi and raised in Indianola. He spent a lot of time in the kitchen of his mother’s boarding house. Now you know.