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Fair Cook Book

Identifier: B295


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. It 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 collection 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.


  • 1888


Language of Materials

The cookbook is in English.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 half letter document box)

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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