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Trintje Hasbrouck Cookbook

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Place of Origin
United States ➔ New York ➔ Newburgh
Date of Composition
ca. 1751-1790
The author of this cookbook, Trintje Hasbrouck (b.1730), was the wife of Jonathan Hasbrouck (1722-1780), a farmer, miller, merchant, and officer in the Revolutionary War. The couple married in 1751 and had seven children. She and her husband were both descendants of Dutch families, and she is said to have spoken to her servants, some of whom were enslaved, in Dutch. Their handsome stone house was used by George Washington as his headquarters from April 1782 to August 1783. The house and grounds are now a New York State park. 

Trintje Hasbrouck's cookbook contains British recipes that were popular in America in the period as well as some distinctively American recipes, including Handy Cake, Wonders, and Washington Cake. Contact the site for access to the manuscript