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The Fair Cook Book, 1888

 Item
Identifier: B295.01.0001.00001

Overview

The Fair Cookbook was published by the Ladies of Congregation Emanuel in Denver, Colorado in 1888. It is the earliest known Jewish fundraising cookbook in America. The cookbook was sold at the fair that the Ladies of Temple Emanuel organized in 1888 to pay off the mortgage on the Temple.

Dates

  • 1888

Creator

Physical Description

The cookbook is 49 pages in length with 13 sections, and features both traditional Jewish kosher recipes and recipes for non-kosher items as well as the names of individual contributors. The cookbook is a photocopy of the original cookbook, which was stolen from an exhibit sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and Beck Archives in the late 1990s.

Extent

From the File: 1 items : half letter document box

Scope and Contents

From the Series: Series consists of a copy of the Fair Cook Book.

Physical Description

The cookbook is 49 pages in length with 13 sections, and features both traditional Jewish kosher recipes and recipes for non-kosher items as well as the names of individual contributors. The cookbook is a photocopy of the original cookbook, which was stolen from an exhibit sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and Beck Archives in the late 1990s.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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