When Lowney’s Cook Book
was originally published in Boston in 1907, it was subtitled a “new guide for the housekeeper, especially intended as a full record of delicious dishes sufficient for any well-to-do family, clear enough for the beginner, and complete enough for ambitious providers.” Now, it is still a fine basic cookbook, perfect for any kitchen.
As the introduction states, “there are hundreds of simple dishes here for all tastes, suitable for all pocket-books.” Following the introductory chapters, which offer helpful hints on everything from nutrition to giving formal dinners, there are hundreds of recipes for soups, fish, meats, bread, sandwiches, desserts (including over 50 featuring chocolate), preserving, and much more.
Lowney’s Cook Book vividly illustrates that the basics of good cooking do not change. This truly classic cookbook is sure to provide not only great nostalgic fun, but many great meals as well.