Macon County, Alabama, Household and Recipe Book (Ms2011-088)

Title

Macon County, Alabama, Household and Recipe Book (Ms2011-088)

Description

The collection consists of one household and recipe book from Macon County, AL. A variety of writers left entries within the journal, most notably Miss Zoonomia d. Hoxey Carter and Mrs. M. P. Edwards.

A majority of the collection pertains to culinary interests. There are numerous recipes for cakes and icings, "messy" doughnuts, "pickels,"and breads. Some unique entries include a "Japanese Salad, "Rusk," and beer. Most of recipes contain a listing of ingredients and appropriate "method." However, some measurements maybe: unfamiliar (e.g. "saltspoon") or ambiguous (e.g. wine glass) to the contemporary chef.

Written also within the book is an elaborate "description of servants duties." Each enslaved person receives his/her own section that outlines specific tasks and times for schedules on which they should be executed. Collectively, all were responsible for: meals, the enslaver's children, other enslaved people, clean rooms, livestock, firewood, laundry, gardening, and the enslavers themselves.

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Language

English

Type

Identifier

Ms2011-088

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Macon County, Alabama, Household and Recipe Book, Ms2011-088, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Rights Holder

Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

Citation

Carter, Zoonomia D. Hoxey, fl.1840s-1850s, “Macon County, Alabama, Household and Recipe Book (Ms2011-088),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed April 21, 2024, https://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/HFDMss/Ms2011-088.