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Historical Cooking Books – 58 in a series – Perfection in baking (1900) by Emil Braun

June 28th, 2020 No comments

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Historical Cooking Books – 58 in a series – Perfection in baking (1900) by Emil Braun

Historical Cooking Books - 58 in a series - Perfection in baking (1900) by Emil Braun

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PREFACE.

IN no other land has the baking and consumption of bake-stuffs grown to such an extent as it has within the past few years in this country. Even in the household of the most humble workman, as in the mansion of the rich and prosperous merchant, the American cook and housewife is generally more praised and esteemed for her good bread, pastry and desserts, than for meat cooking. In looking over the numerous cook books that are now placed so freely before the public, the inexperienced can find no way of learning how or why the recipes read as they do. Before any success in baking can be expected, the cook, baker or housewife must be educated to all the particulars of the materials they are about to use.

It is the main object of this work to show in plain language all who are interested how to become successful in baking; the theories of how to put together and how to change recipes, when the same grades or brands of materials are not on hand. Judgment and common sense must be displayed to insure success. Did you ever hear a woman say, “I had good luck to-day with my cakes,” but alas, the next time, “Oh, I had such bad luck with my baking”? There it is; one day good luck, the next time ashamed to show the result of her labor, and all the good materials wasted. It is the lack of theoretical knowledge about baking that brings the bad luck, and many a professional baker is not able to explain the real cause of the mishap. The theories herein laid out plainly before the reader are all the result of careful, practical experiments, and are based upon accomplished facts. Being confident of the success of my efforts in demonstrating some new and practical points to all interested in baking, and wishing to prepare delicious desserts, I shall herewith give my recipes in several parts, each part treating upon a different branch in the art of baking.

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Publication date 1900
Topics BakingCookerycbk
Publisher New York, J. S. Ogilvie publishing company
Collection library_of_congressamericana
Digitizing sponsor Sloan Foundation
Contributor The Library of Congress
Language English


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Historical Cooking Books – 57 in a series – Sponge cakes (1928) by United States. Department of Agriculture. Radio Service; United States. Bureau of Home Economics

June 21st, 2020 Comments off

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Historical Cooking Books – 57 in a series – Sponge cakes (1928) by United States. Department of Agriculture. Radio Service; United States. Bureau of Home Economics

Historical Cooking Books - 57 in a series - Sponge cakes (1928) by United States. Department of Agriculture. Radio Service; United States. Bureau of Home Economics

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Last night I had a telephone call from a young housewife who wanted to know how to make a sponge cake. She said she had never yet made a sponge cake which was anything but a flat and dismal failure.In order to please this young woman, I promised to give a little lecture today entitled “Sponge Cakes, and How to Make Them.” Perhaps other homekeepers will be interested in my directions, for surely a light and delicate sponge cake is worth striving for.

 

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Publication date 1928
Topics Formulas, recipes, etcCakeBaking
Publisher [Washington, D.C.] : United States Department of Agriculture, Office of Information, Radio Service
Collection usda-housekeeperschatusdanationalagriculturallibraryfedlinkamericana
Digitizing sponsor U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Contributor U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Language English
Volume 1928


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Historical Cooking Books – 56 in a series – The Maple Leaf Canadian Recipe Book By Kathleen K. Bowker

June 14th, 2020 Comments off

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Historical Cooking Books – 56 in a series – The Maple Leaf Canadian Recipe Book By Kathleen K. Bowker

 Historical Cooking Books - 56 in a series - The Maple Leaf Canadian Recipe Book By Kathleen K. Bowker

Historical Cooking Books - 56 in a series - The Maple Leaf Canadian Recipe Book By Kathleen K. Bowker

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MESSAGE TO BRITISH HOUSEWIVES

By The

HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR CANADA Canada House, London, S.W. 1

THIS little book contains recipes for a number of delectable dishes that can be prepared easily and quickly from preserved or packaged foods and is intended to provide several more links in the chain of distribution between the Canadian producer and the consumer.

The book tells you something of which Canadians are justly very proud: that no other country produces food under more hygienically perfect conditions. The same standards are maintained in our home and export markets: the former because the health of the people is a paramount concern; the latter because we jealously guard our good name.

The principal Canadian pure food products which the recipes cover are dealt with under separate headings and you are asked not only to use them but to give them a fair trial by preparing them in the most appetizing manner. They are good, wholesome, and delicious: each in its own class as near perfection as can be attained. You are urged to buy them because they are good, and not simply because they are Canadian. All things being equal, you are requested to give a logical preference to the Canadian product over the foreign.

The recipes given are quite comprehensive within the field that the book covers, and it is felt that they will prove extremely useful.

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Topic Formulas, recipes, etc
Published London : High Commissioner for Canada
Collection queens_universitytoronto
Digitizing sponsor Queen’s University – University of Toronto Libraries
Contributor Queen’s University Library, W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library
Language English


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We Tried It: 5 Ingredient, Greek Yogurt Bagels via PEOPLE

June 4th, 2020 Comments off
We Tried It: 5 Ingredient, Greek Yogurt Bagels via PEOPLE
Sure, I miss my family and friends. But when social distancing is over, the first people I’m visiting are the employees at my local New York City bagel shop, whom I’ve been missing oh so dearly since the coronavirus crisis began. (But seriously — I haven’t had a proper bacon, egg and cheese in over a month.)
Yes, I know I could order a pre-packed bag and have them delivered from the grocery store, but there’s something about a hot and fluffy bagel straight out of the oven that you just can’t compete with.
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Historical Cooking Books – 55 in a series – Three meals a day. Recipe review by Jessie M. Read

May 31st, 2020 Comments off

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Topics Cooking
Publisher Toronto, s.n.
Collection queens_universitytoronto
Digitizing sponsor Queen’s University – University of Toronto Libraries
Contributor Queen’s University Library, W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library
Language English


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Historical Cooking Books – 54 in a series – Purity Flour Cookbook (1917)

May 24th, 2020 Comments off

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Historical Cooking Books - 54 in a series - Purity Flour Cookbook (1917)

Historical Cooking Books - 54 in a series - Purity Flour Cookbook (1917)

Historical Cooking Books - 54 in a series - Purity Flour Cookbook (1917)

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FOREWORD

IN issuing the PURITY FLOUR COOK BOOK we feel that we are filling an
increasingly felt need among modern housekeepers for a cook book containmg
authoritative and tried knowledge on problems of the household, and more
particularly the kitchen.

Neither time nor expense have been spared during the two years it has
taken to prepare the PURITY FLOUR COOK BOOK, which contains between
its covers, in easily and quickly appreciated language, the very latest and best information on the subject of cookery in all its branches.

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Historical Cooking Books – 53 in a series – Good plain cookery (1882) by Mary Hooper

May 17th, 2020 Comments off

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Historical Cooking Books – 53 in a series – Good plain cookery (1882) by Mary Hooper

Historical Cooking Books - 53 in a series - Good plain cookery (1882) by Mary Hooper

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” Know on thyself thy genius must depend.
All books of cookery, all helps of art.
All critic learning, all commenting notes,
Are vain, if, void of genius, thou wouldst cook ! “

These words of an old writer are as true now as they ever were. “Then,” somebody will be sure to say, ” it is of no use my trying to be a cook, for I have no genius for it.” To quote so great an authority as the late Charles Dickens, ” Genius is nothing more nor less than a vast capacity for taking trouble.” Anybody, therefore, who has this capacity, and who possesses patience and perseverance, can be a good cook. It is clear that these gifts cannot be attained by the study of cookery books, and it is as useless to expect to prepare food properly without practice, as it is to expect to paint a picture without years of careful study. Cookery may be one of the secondary arts, but an art it is, and demands not only, as we have said, exercise of the high moral gifts of patience and perseverance, but of every faculty of the mind. No stupid person can ever be a good cook. Real proficiency in the art can only be attained by one who possesses powers of observation and comparison. A critical faculty of taste is absolutely necessary for a good cook.

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Topics cbk
Publisher   Ward, Lock, 1882
Collection   europeanlibraries
Digitizing sponsor   Google
Book from the collections of   Oxford University
Language   English



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Historical Cooking Books – 52 in a series – The American pastry baker, or, General instructor in the baking of all kinds pastries, cakes & custards (1872) by Frederick Otto

May 10th, 2020 Comments off

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Historical Cooking Books – 52 in a series – The American pastry baker, or, General instructor in the baking of all kinds pastries, cakes & custards (1872) by Frederick Otto

Historical Cooking Books - 52 in a series - The American pastry baker, or, General instructor in the baking of all kinds pastries, cakes & custards (1872) by Frederick Otto

Historical Cooking Books - 52 in a series - The American pastry baker, or, General instructor in the baking of all kinds pastries, cakes & custards (1872) by Frederick Otto

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PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.

Induced by the growth of technical literature and the progress made in arts and trades as well as by special encour agement of several bakers^ the Editor has made it his business, to issue this little book and thereby to assist with some valuable hints Master-bakers and their apprentices, giving them some use ful informations in their trade.

The Editor has made it a point, to be as short as possible without loss to clear ness and comprehensiveness, in order to make his subject easy understood and digested. His name is sufficient guaran tee for the correctness of his receipts, he being generally known as a theoretically thoroughly versed and practically work ing baker since more than fifteen years, and having them used in his own busi ness.

As this is the only work treating the manufacture of Pastry, which has made its appearance in print in America, it is to be hoped, that the same will meet with a favorable reception.

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Publication Date: 1872
Topics: Pastry, cbk



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Recipe: Nutty Banana Sheet Cake via Kitchn

April 28th, 2020 Comments off
Sounds Tasty! Might be a nice one for the Coronavirus Kitchen Series— Douglas
 
Recipe: Nutty Banana Sheet Cake via Kitchn
Now here’s a wholesome cake you can feel equally happy about for dessert as you can for breakfast. A fluffy sheet of banana cake is the perfect partner to a mix of crunchy, earthy nuts and seeds. To make this wholesome cake a bit more sweet, we’re finishing it off with a drizzle of bittersweet chocolate.

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5 Things Every “Adult” Kitchen Has, According to These Pros via The Kitchn

April 27th, 2020 Comments off

I can’t say I agree with all of these recommendations, but there are a few I could add to my own kitchen. – Douglas

Your kitchen, of all places, is where it can be easy to feel most like an adult. Whipping up homemade oat milk? Meal-prepping on a Sunday? Tending to your sourdough starter? Wait, are you using a digitized thermometer to make sure you’re following proper food safety protocol? High fives all around.

To define exactly what a grown-up kitchen looks like, we turned to home stagers. Here are the five things they say “adult” kitchens have in common.

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