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Cooking (and Contemplating) New England

"To Smother a Fowl in Oysters," from Amelia Simmons's "American Cookery" (1796)

An "Oystered" Fowl That Makes Excellent Fare

The Oyster: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor
In our last post, the oyster had the featured role. As we mention there, the oyster has also performed admirably in historic New England cuisine in supporting parts. This time we offer oysters in such a supporting role from our old friend Amelia Simmons and the book by her that's considered "the first American cookbook." Read More 
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