Hinde Amchanitzki's Lehr-bukh vi azoy tsu kokhen un baken (Textbook on How to Cook and Bake), published in New York, circa 1901, was the first Yiddish cookbook published in the United States. Using her forty-five years of experience in European and American kitchens, Hinde Amchanitzki provided thousands of newly arrived Eastern European immigrants with an introduction to American cuisine, as well as recipes for traditional Jewish fare, in a language they could understand. In her introduction, the author (pictured on the cover) promises that using her recipes will prevent stomach aches and other food-related maladies in children.
Institution: U.S. Library of Congress, Hebraic Section.
U.S. Library of Congress, Hebraic Section