American Cookbook with Recipes for Kromeskys, Bologna Sausage, and Mock Pigeon

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[Library Title: [Manuscript cook book.]]

Manuscript Location
Michigan State University Libraries, Special Collections
Holding Library Call No.
codex MSS 169
Manuscript Cookbooks Survey Database ID#
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Composition
circa 1850s-1870s
This handwritten recipe book of approximately 88 pages comprises a balanced mix of meats, vegetables, savory dishes, and sweets. It includes several somewhat unusual recipes, such as Kromeskys (a meat dish), bologna sausage, and mock pigeon. Ingredients are measured with uncommon specificity for the period. At the back of the book are directions for preparing soap and other household items; remedies for smallpox, diptheria, and burns; and preparations for preventing tools from rusting and for preserving wood in the ground.