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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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A Turning Point

A Turning Point

The Early Twentieth Century

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(p.63) Chapter Three A Turning Point
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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/9780813146898.003.0004

Cookbooks of this era employed the modern recipe format (a separate ingredients list followed by instructions) advocated by the domestic science movement. Domestic science espoused a greater concern for nutrition and the use of standard measurements. Although there were some important community cookbooks published in this period, there were also many single-author cookbooks, including the first Kentucky cookbook published by an African American author.

Keywords:   domestic science, African American cookbooks, measurement, recipe formats

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