The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) / Cooking, Toilet and Household Recipes, Menus, Dinner-Giving, Table Etiquette, Care of the Sick, Health Suggestions, Facts Worth Knowing, Etc., Etc. / The Whole Comprising a Comprehensive Cyclopedia of Information for the Home

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THE

WHITE HOUSE

COOK BOOK

COOKING, TOILET AND HOUSEHOLD RECIPES,

MENUS, DINNER-GIVING, TABLE ETIQUETTE,

CARE OF THE SICK, HEALTH SUGGESTIONS,

FACTS WORTH KNOWING, Etc., Etc.

THE WHOLE COMPRISING

A COMPREHENSIVE CYCLOPEDIA OF INFORMATION FOR THE HOME

BY

MRS. F.L. GILLETTE

AND

HUGO ZIEMANN,

Steward of the White house

1887

TO THE WIVES OF OUR PRESIDENTS, THOSE NOBLE WOMEN WHO HAVE GRACED THE WHITE HOUSE, AND WHOSE NAMES AND MEMORIES ARE DEAR TO ALL AMERICANS, THIS VOLUME IS AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED BY THE AUTHOR.


PUBLISHERS’ PREFACE

In presenting to the public the “WHITE HOUSE COOK BOOK,” the publishers believe they can justly claim that it more fully represents the progress and present perfection of the culinary art than any previous work. In point of authorship, it stands preëminent. Hugo Ziemann was at one time caterer for that Prince Napoleon who was killed while fighting the Zulus in Africa. He was afterwards steward of the famous Hotel Splendide in Paris. Later he conducted the celebrated Brunswick Café in New York, and still later he gave to the Hotel Richelieu, in Chicago, a cuisine which won the applause of even the gourmets of foreign lands. It was here that he laid the famous “spread” to which the chiefs of the warring factions of the Republican Convention sat down in June, 1888, and from which they arose with asperities softened, differences harmonized and victory organized.

Mrs. F.L. Gillette is no less proficient and capable, having made a life-long and thorough study of cookery and housekeeping, especially as adapted to the practical wants of average American homes.

The book has been prepared with great care. Every recipe has been tried and tested, and can be relied upon as one of the best of its kind. It is comprehensive, filling completely, it is believed, the requirements of housekeepers of all classes. It embodies several original and commendable features, among which may be mentioned the menus for the holidays and for one week in each month in the year, thus covering all varieties of seasonable foods; the convenient classification and arrangement of topics; the simplified method of explanation in preparing an article, in the order of manipulation, thereby enabling the most inexperienced to clearly comprehend it.

The subject of carving has been given a prominent place, not only because of its special importance in a work of this kind, but particularly because it contains entirely new and original designs, and is so far a departure from the usual mode of treating the subject.

Interesting information is given concerning the White House; how its hospitality is conducted, the menus served on special occasions, views of the interior, portraits of all the ladies of the White House, etc.

Convenience has been studied in the make-up of the book. The type is large and plain; it is sewed by patent flexible process, so that when opened it will not close of itself, and it is bound in enameled cloth, adapted for use in the kitchen.

THE PUBLISHERS.


CONTENTS.

ARTICLES REQUIRED FOR THE KITCHEN588
BISCUITS, ROLLS, MUFFINS, ETC.249
BREAD238
BUTTER AND CHEESE219
CAKES282
CANNED FRUITS438
CARVING7
CATSUPS176
COFFEE, TEA AND BEVERAGES448
COLORING FOR FRUIT, ETC.444
CONFECTIONERY446
CUSTARDS, CREAMS AND DESSERTS344
DINNER GIVING600
DUMPLINGS AND PUDDINGS381
DYEING OR COLORING591
EGGS AND OMELETS225
FACTS WORTH KNOWING566
FILLINGS FOR LAYER CAKES287
FISH49
FOR THE SICK510
FRENCH WORDS IN COOKING587
FROSTING OR ICING284
HEALTH SUGGESTIONS521
HOUSEKEEPERS’ TIME-TABLE542
ICE-CREAM AND ICES376
MACARONI216
MANAGEMENT OF STATE DINNER AT WHITE HOUSE507
MEASURES AND WEIGHTS IN ORDINARY USE603
MEATS107
MENUS478
MISCELLANEOUS587
MISCELLANEOUS RECIPES543
MODES OF FRYING48
MUTTON AND LAMB136
PASTRY, PIES AND TARTS320
PICKLES179
PORK144
POULTRY AND GAME81
PRESERVES, JELLIES, ETC.423
SALADS168
SANDWICHES236
SAUCES AND DRESSING156
SAUCES FOR, PUDDING417
SHELL FISH67
SMALL POINTS ON TABLE ETIQUETTE595
SOUPS27
SOUPS WITHOUT MEATS41
SPECIAL MENUS503
TOAST276
TOILET RECIPES AND ITEMS577
VARIETIES OF SEASONABLE FOOD473
VEGETABLES191

HELEN HERRON TAFT. Copyright, Photo Clinediust, Washington.

HELEN HERRON TAFT.

Copyright, Photo Clinediust, Washington.


WHITE HOUSE COOK BOOK.

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