Shaker Your Plate: Of Shaker Cooks and Cooking by Sister Frances A. Carr
Our friend Sister Frances Carr, who left this world in January 2017, was one of the best cooks around. She prepared good food in the Shaker tradition: wholesome, comforting, delicious. Her cookbook is a perennial favorite, now in its tenth printing and second edition. Includes more than 100 pages of recipes and 50 pages of history and anecdotes about some of the Shaker cooks who had influenced Sister Frances' cooking, while giving insight into the Sabbathday Lake Shakers at work in the kitchen, herb and vegetable gardens, dairy, and orchard. Pen and ink illustrations.
Shaker Your Plate is published by the Shaker Press (where I interned as a grad student in letterpress printing) and is a trade edition book (not handmade, not letterpress... but a fine book all the same), perfect bound in softcover. A real delight. 162 pages, 2002.
Update July 1, 2021: We are sold out of this title and it is currently out of print, though Brother Arnold at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community tells us that he is looking into another printing of this book. Sister Frances would have liked that. Hopefully we'll have more to offer you soon!
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