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Page from Receipt Book

Page from Receipt (Recipe) Book
Magdelena Douw Stevenson and Ann Stevenson Van Cortlandt
Albany, New York, 1810-1830
Gift of Mrs. Robert P. Browne

Although compiled during the nineteenth century, this handwritten cookbook includes recipes for Dutch foods, including "olicooks," doughnut-like confections. Washington Irving placed them on the bounteous Van Tassel table in the Legend of Sleepy Hollow as representative of traditional Dutch cuisine. The survival of Dutch foodways illustrates the cultural mark left by New York's imprint group.

 

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