“Aunt Babette’s” Home Confectionery.

"CANDY MAKING, AS A PASTIME FOR YOUNG FOLKS, IS NOT TO BE SURPASSED": FIRST EDITION OF AUNT BABBETTE'S HOME CONFECTIONERY

“Aunt Babette’s” Home Confectionery.

KRAMER, Bertha F.

$3,800.00

Item Number: 75073

Chicago and Cincinnati: Bloch Publishing & Printing Co, 1893.

First edition of this early collection of confectionery recipes published as a companion to the author’s first book, Aunt Babette’s Cook Book, the first American Jewish cookbook to become a best-seller in 1889. Also published by Bloch Publishing Company, the oldest Jewish printing house in the United States, Aunt Babette’s Cook Book was perhaps so successful because of the extensive inclusion of non-Kosher recipes, reflecting the early assimilation tendencies of the 19th-century Reform Jewish movement.  Small octavo, original cloth. In good condition.

This 'little pocket edition' of Aunt Babette's Home Confectionery includes a selection of recipes for popular candies simple enough for even a child to make. Recipes include chocolate kisses, cherries in cream, butter taffy, marshmallows, tutti-frutti candy, and vanilla caramels. 

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