Special Interest Books
Shaker Your Plate: Of Shaker Cooks and Cooking
Members: $14.35 / Non-Members: $16.95
By: Sister Frances A. Carr
A cookbook of both old and new recipes assembled by one of the few remaining Shakers, including endearing recollections of Shaker cooks and Community life.
“What is Shaker cooking?” asks Sister Frances. “Basically it is plain, wholesome food well prepared.” The timeless recipes in this book can hardly be described with more honesty than that. Few call for more than a dozen ingredients, most of which can be found in the average kitchen. The short instructions are easy to follow, and the results show that interesting and tasty food need not be complicated. Indeed, like Shaker furniture and textiles, these recipes are simple but artful.