Manuscript Cookbooks as Autobiography: A Glimpse at the Life of Emma Blomfield Schreiber

Emma Blomfield Schreiber was christened at the Anglican Church in Bradwell-near-the-sea on September 19, 1834. … Emma collected recipes for desserts, made dishes, beverages, remedies, cleaning solutions, and preserves. The careful record of the source for many recipes preserves her network of female friends and relatives. A recipe for plum pudding dated December 1887 suggests Emma (or someone else) used, added to, and revised her recipe book for at least thirty years.

Rachel A. Snell, “Manuscript Cookbooks as Autobiography: A Glimpse at the Life of Emma Blomfield Schreiber,” Khronikos: the University of Maine graduate history student blog (blog), December 4, 2013.

 

 
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