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Kentucky's Cookbook HeritageTwo Hundred Years of Southern Cuisine and Culture$
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John van Willigen

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813146898

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813146898.001.0001

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The Needs of the “New Regime”

The Needs of the “New Regime”

Post–Civil War Cookbooks

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(p.43) Chapter Two The Needs of the “New Regime”
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Kentucky's Cookbook Heritage
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John van Willigen

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813146898.003.0003

After the Civil War there was a dramatic increase in the number of cookbooks published. Many of these were community cookbooks compiled as part of Civil War–related fund-raising efforts. Another important factor creating a greater demand for cookbooks was the loss of household kitchen staff, once they were emancipated. This period also saw the increased use of wood-burning cookstoves and the first appearance of branded, packaged food products.

Keywords:   slavery, woodstoves, community cookbooks, packaged foods, baking powder

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