Abigail Rand Her Book, ca. 1680-1700

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[Library Title: Whitney cookery collection, ca. 1400 - 1895 (Vol. 7)]

Manuscript Location
New York Public Library, Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Division
Holding Library Call No.
MssCol 3318
Manuscript Cookbooks Survey Database ID#
Place of Origin
Date of Composition
ca. 1680-1700
This volume of 66 leaves is inscribed "Abigail Rand her book" on the first leaf and also signed at the first recipe. The manuscript presents a wide-ranging selection of late 17th/early 18th century English recipes, including collars of veal and beef; sauces for turkey, capon, pheasant, boiled chicken, and wildfowl; fish dishes; lobster roasted on a spit; beef a la mode; a florentine of beef olives (rolls) covered with puff pastry; sweet chicken pie; humble pie; minced pies; potted beef; a number of pickles (two poultry, the rest vegetable); many puddings; and a handful of cakes.