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Inventors and Inventions
Inventors of Recipes

Inventors and Inventions
Inventors and Inventions

Inventors of Recipes
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 8 to 9
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.94

     challenging words:    semi-sweet, home-baked, broth, staples, home-cooked, altogether, readily, inventor, particular, exception, interesting, unknown, internet, produce, involve, generation
     content words:    Onion Pie, Broiled Squirrel, Bone Marrow, Codfish Tongue, Sweet Gingerbread, Savory Potato Soup, Ruth Wakefield, Toll House Inn, Toll House Cookie, Toll House Cookies

Inventors of Recipes
By Sharon Fabian

1     Some inventors' names are well known. Some inventors' names are harder to find. And some inventors' names are completely lost to history. This seems to be the case with the inventors of most of our recipes.
2     We know that most recipes were invented by women since women have traditionally, but not always, been the cooks. In the past, recipes were often passed down from one generation to the next. Some recipes were carefully guarded secrets.
3     A search for information about colonial recipes, or frontier recipes, will turn up lots of interesting information, but usually not the names of the recipes' inventors.

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