MHS: United Tastes: The Making of the First American Cookbook


Thursday, June 14, 2018, 6:00pm to 7:30pm


1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30

Book CoverKeith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald

There is a $10 per person fee (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members or EBT cardholders).

American Cookery (1796) by Amelia Simmons is known as the “first American cookbook”and has attracted an enthusiastic modern audience of historians, food journalists, and general readers. Yet until now American Cookery has not received the sustained scholarly attention it deserves. Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald’s United Tastes fills this gap by providing a detailed examination of the social circumstances and culinary tradition that produced this American classic.