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Cookbook- Tried, Tested and Proved. The Home Cookbook
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Title: Cookbook- Tried, Tested and Proved. The Home Cookbook
Identifier: 989.1.1
Donor: Lesile A. Hudson
Item Date: 1978
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: Black bound book entitled "Tried, Tested and Proved. The Home Cookbook." The book was published in 1978 in Toronto and has 380 pages. Skim milk paint receipt and newspaper clipping pasted across title page.

Prior to the eighteenth century, cookbooks were used by wealthy members of a family only, where the household's mistress would read instructions to servants who could likely not read themselves. By the mid to later years of the century, cookbooks were designed for the use of the middle class and were more widely used in homes. As household and kitchen technology advanced in the late nineteenth century, so too did the precision and nature of recipes, which now had exact directions for temperature, for example. Cookbooks became especially popular during the twentieth century. For more information, see _http://www.cookspalate.com/history-of-cookbooks.htm_
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