Archive.org has a host of old cookery books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books. I’ll be sharing more books as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas
What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments!
The innate love of change in man is visible even in the kitchen. Not so very long ago soup was an exception in English houses — almost a luxury. A dish of vegetables — as a dish and not an adjunct to meat — was a still greater rarity ; and even now plain – boiled potatoes, peas, cabbages, etc., are the rule. When we read of the dishes, fearfully and wonderfully made, in the old Italian novelle , we wonder whence the present Italians got their love of vegetables and maccaroni.
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