The Frugal Housewife, 1802. The first cookbooks published in America were reprinted from English works. Susannah Carter’s The Frugal Housewife, originally published in London, was one of the first cookbooks printed in America. Her work features a full alphabetical index for more than 500 recipes, providing a fascinating snapshot of mid-18th century Anglo-American culinary practice.
"I'm amazed how many people dont know this. Cook bacon in the oven. Cover cookie sheet with tinfoil first. We do 375 for about 20 min instead of 400 for ten because the lower and slower the more fat renders out. Then all the bacon is done at the same time, meanwhile you were free to make the rest of breakfast." -Martha Stewart