100 Years in 100 Days: The Shaker Cook Book
100 photographs that define Shaker Heights
Shaker Heights Patch is celebrating the 100 years of Shaker Heights history by creating an online scrapbook. Each day for 100 days, we'll feature a photograph that helps tell the story of Shaker Heights.
Author Caroline B. Piercy presented recipes from Shaker Heights kitchens to the masses in 1953 with the release of The Shaker Cook Book: Not By Bread Alone.
The book contains nearly 300 pages of the "unique recipes that have made Shaker cooking, baking and canning famous throughout the world."
According to Piercy, the Shakers were the first to can food commercially in the United States because of their reputation for the best recipes.
The book's dishes include Shaker Baked Fish and Shaker Foamy Sauce, a good compliment to pudding, Piercy said.
Updated versions of the book are available through various online retailers. The Shaker Historical Society has a copy of the book for viewing at its exhibit, "Thriving Through Adversity: Shaker Heights 1930-1955," which will be on display through Aug. 12.
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