First Dutch Reformed CookBook is Online!

Chicken soupImage via Wikipedia

Back in 1883, the women of the First Dutch Reformed Church in Pequannock decided to put together a cookbook.  It begins with a poem by Byron and their hopes that despite seeming modern it will contain a little of "the ancient hospitality."

What follows is a crash course in culinary arts for 19th century North Jersey.  The fare varies widely from Chicken Soup, to Alamode Beef, to Irish Stew, and beyond.  The names are familiar, one has only to look at a street map: Roome, Mandeville, Slingerland, and of course Jones!

My only regret, besides how hungry reading this makes me, is that I do not own a copy myself!

Check it out:

Christopher Lotito is a member of the Pequannock EnvironmentalHistoric District, and Flood Control Advisory Commissions as well as the author of  "Torrent," a book about flooding in the region.  Lotito's personal mission is to reduce new taxes, drastically reduce flooding, and preserve more green spaces for our children.  Christopher Lotito Profile

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