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The Settlement Cookbook 1903


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Imparting all the warmth and fragrance of an old-fashioned, turn-of-the-century kitchen, The Settlement Cook Book was originally devised as a cooking and homemaking primer for newly arrived immigrants. Filled with hundreds of recipes for good eating, this back-to-basics book is also good reading. A blend of hardy, old-fashioned dishes and simple recipes that will fit today's demanding lifestyles, the text covers everything from making roast chicken (with chestnut dressing) to the best way to dust a room. Clearly detailed, easy-to-read directions tell how to create such tasty fare as griddle cakes, shrimp Creole, and mulligatawny soup; cheese fondue, oyster a la poulette, and other Continental specialties; as well as ethnic foods such as gefilte fish and matzo ball soup. Sections on preserving, canning, and pickling are interspersed with quaint "lessons" on how to sterilize milk, build a fire, and discern fresh eggs from stale ones. A delightful culinary education from the days before convection ovens and "dream kitchens," The Settlement Cook Book is a treasury of Americana, a delightful sampling of cultural history that will enchant lovers of old cookbooks and well-prepared foods.


  • 182 pages of historic, old-fashioned and simple dishes
  • Everything from Grape Wine to Broiled Tenderloin to Cucumber Jelly
  • Salads - Vegetables - Sauces - Soups - and Entrees
  • Cereals - Muffins - Fillings - Breads - and Beverages
  • Fruit Desserts - Puddings - Ice Creams - Pastries - and Pies
  • Household Tips - Canning - Pickling - and Homemade Cheese
  • All clearly detailed with easy to read directions
  • Printed in the USA
  • A treasury of Americana
  • A delightful sampling of cultural history

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