Clever Cooking 1896, is Seattle's and Washington State's first cookbook. It is well written and contains many recipes that will appeal to twenty-first century cooks. As a bonus, essays titled "A Little Dinner," "Chafing Dish," "Household Economy," and "How to Keep House Successful With One Servant" give a glimpse into upper class life at the end of the nineteenth century. The essays also give advice that is still pertinent. This facsimile reprint of the original edition is issued with the cooperation of The Culinary Trust. Includes a new introduction by Jacqueline B. Williams.