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Perkins Hearth Cookbook Recipes

Perkins Hearth Cookbook
Perkins Hearth Cookbook

In 1959, the Zion Guild Ladies Auxiliary of the Zion United Church in Liverpool, NS set out on a project with the Queens County Historical Society to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the Township of Liverpool.  They collected recipes old and new, at the time, from members of the Historical Society and residents of Liverpool and surrounding communities.

As Simeon Perkins was one of the founding fathers and because the historical significance of his diaries of 1766 to 1812, it was appropriate to use the kitchen of his home as the Cover Page.  This historical home was now home to the Queens County Historical Society and a Museum for the people of Queens County.  It had only a few years previous to 1959 opened as a provincial museum, being taken over by the province of Nova Scotia.  Today it is one of 28 Museums of the Nova Scotia Museum Family.

There is a mixture of photographs in the recipe book from interior shots of the Perkins House to some early china pieces owned by descendants of Liverpool’s founding fathers.

Many years later, the Zion United Church put this recipe book into reprint and it is still sold today at the Perkins House Museum and the Queens County Museum. It contains some great old recipes from all seasons.

Periodically, we scan more recipes, and add them to collection posted here.

We hope you try some of these ‘old-fashioned’ recipes.

Perkins Hearth Cookbook Recipe Collection

Selected Perkins Hearth Cookbook recipes for your reading and eating enjoyment!