Well I love to cook. As my mom always said anyone who can read can cook. I found this to be true but she never said anything about it tasting good. Cooking begins with reading a book, but practice is the best teacher. This has always worked out I cook and and my wife cleans up the mess.
Long Before Social Networking, Community Cookbooks Ruled The Stove
The Blue Grass Cook Book. Published in 1904, most likely for charitable purposes, this cookbook celebrated the quintessential cuisine of communities in Kentucky. The cookbook was a compilation of recipes from many women in Kentucky.
The White House cook book; a comprehensive cyclopedia of information for the home - by Hugo Ziemann and Mrs. F. L. Gillette, dated 1901 - Not only recipes, but housekeeping in general, from the wives of various American presidents. - full text .pdf online