"No where is the stomach of the traveller or visitor put in such constant peril as among the cake-inventive housewives and daughters of New England. Such is the universal attention paid to this particular branch of epicurism in these states, that I greatly suspect that some of the Pilgrim Fathers must have come over to the country with the Cookery book under one arm and the Bible under the other."
Charles Joseph Latrobe (1836)
“About the only birds in New England worth cooking, are the pigeon and partridge....Any one who kills a robin to eat, ought to have it hung round his neck as the albatross was around the 'Ancient Mariner.'”
Sarah Josepha Hale
'The Good Housekeeper' (1839)
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