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Seasoned with Grace

Recipes from My Generation of Shaker Cooking
Eldress Bertha Lindsay
Foreword by Mary Rose Boswell
Book cover for Seasoned with Grace by Eldress Bertha Lindsay
Over 100 wholesome recipes from the kitchens of the Canterbury Shakers

First published in 1987, this classic cookbook remains a timeless guide to Shaker cooking. While many books on Shaker food recreate recipes from ninteenth-century sources, this cookbook is based on lived experience. For eighty years, the author cooked in the Canterbury Shaker community in New Hampshire, one of the last active Shaker villages in the United States. It offers an authentic, firsthand profile of a way of life that continues to fascinate. True American recipes, derived from oral tradition, include:

  • Irving Greenwood's Pot Roast
  • Canterbury Shaker Parsnips
  • Moravian Sugar Cake
  • Orange Zucchini Bars

As well as the recipes, the book also gives an account of twentieth-century cooking and baking at the Canterbury Shaker Village. Mary Rose Boswell adds a new foreword.

March 2018
6 x 9 | 192pp | Paperback |
More than 30 black-and-white illustrations
$19.95 (US)
$25.95 (CA)
About the Author
Eldress Bertha Lindsay (1894-1990) was born in the Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire and never left it. She was the last Eldress in the Shaker Society.
Mary Rose Boswell is the Executive Director of the Historical Society of Frederick County, MD.