1898 · Gouverneur, NY
A practical book dedicated to the housewife." Prepared by a small committee of women associated with the Order of the Eastern Star, => this collection contains "delicate and palatable dishes" all tested and approved by the contributors.
The Order of the Eastern Star, established in 1850, is a Masonic appendant order open to men and women. In order for women to become a member, they must be closely associated with or related to a Master Mason. The Marble City Chapter, one of the 10,000 chapters in 20 countries and the chapter that the women involved with this recipe book belonged to, is located in Gouverneur, New York.
Advertisements for shops in and around Gouverneur, NY are present throughout.
WorldCat has located only one institutional copy in Denver.
Not in Brown, Culinary Americana. Brown marbled paper wrappers with black lettering to front wrapper. Wrappers chipped, creased, and soiled in spots; spine mostly missing. Page edges often chipped. Light to moderate staining throughout. => An obviously well-loved and frequently-consulted recipe book. (Inventory #: 37817)