Throwback Thursday: Addy’s Cookbook

Posted September 23, 2021 by Richetta in Throwback Thursday / 0 Comments

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My local library has a podcast, called These Books Made Me: Exploring The Literary Heroines Who Shaped Us and they have done some episodes on the early set of characters from the American Girls Pastimes series. (You should check it out!) When fellow bookstagrammer, @hawa.reads mentioned the podcast recently it triggered me to think of my most favorite American Girl book, Addy’s Cookbook. I have always been into food history as well as historical fiction. As a girl I was super into this cookbook because it gave me both.

Addy Walker, the main character of her series, was a little girl who was formerly enslaved. She and her mother escaped to freedom and lived in Philadelphia. Her story is set in 1864.

From Addy’s Cookbook ,I learned how to make buttermilk biscuits, fried apples, scrambled eggs, shortbread and pound cake. I still use the pound cake recipe for Christmas every year.

What book or cookbook hits you with a sense of nostalgia?

Check Out My Previous Throwback Book Thursday Posts:

Throwback Book Thursday: The Twits by Roald Dahl

Throwback Thursday: Wayside School Series by Louis Sachar

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