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Haas (Bertha Greenebaum) cookbook and loose recipes, 1881-ca. 1920

Bertha Greenebaum Haas was the wife of prominent San Francisco merchant William Haas and mother of Charles, Alice, and Florine Haas.

The collection consists of a bound volume and sheets of loose paper containing the handwritten recipes of Bertha Greenebaum Haas (1861-1927) Bertha Haas compiled the recipes in the cookbook with her daughter Alice Haas Lilienthal (1885-1972). Showing that the family cooks took advantage of local ingredients that they could only find in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of their recipes for chocolate caramels included a pound of Ghirardelli chocolate. The cookbook also contains recipes for foods that were not kosher, including mussels, oysters, and shrimp.


Haas, Bertha Greenebaum, 1861-1927


1 box (.2 linear feet)

Collection #

BANC MSS 2010/651

Publication Date

May 21, 1881

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