Saturday, February 3
Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street, Hartford
The “first American cookbook,” American Cookery
, by Amelia Simmons, was published initially in Hartford in 1796, then in a revised edition a few months later in Albany. In recent years, it has received a great deal of attention.
The Library of Congress has designated it one of the 88 “Books That Shaped America,” and writers about food, both journalists and historians, talk frequently and enthusiastically about it. Click here
for more information.