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Historical Cooking Books: Cookery and pastry by Susanna Maciver (1782) – 32 in a series

July 21st, 2019 Comments off

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Historical Cooking Books: Cookery and pastry by Susanna Maciver (1782) – 32 in a series

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THE Author’s situation in life hath led her to be much conversant in Cookery, Pastry, &c. and afforded her ample opportunity of knowing the most approved methods practiced by others, and also of making experiments of her own. Some years ago she opened a school in this city for instructing young Ladies in this necessary branch of female education, and she hath the satisfaction to find that success hath accompanied her labours. And many of her scholars, and others, having repeatedly solicited her to make her receipts public; these felicitations, joined to an hearty desire of doing every thing that it was thought could be useful in the way of her business, have at length determined her to this publication. She is far from thinking this little Book perfect ; but as all the receipts contained in it have been frequently practiced by her, she is hopeful it will be found a good practical treatise.

Edinburgh, November 1773



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Historical Cooking Books: The modern cook by Vincent La Chapelle (1736) – 31 in a series

July 15th, 2019 Comments off

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The modern cook: containing instructions for preparing and ordering publick entertainments for the tables of princes, ambassadors, noblemen, and magistrates. As also the least expensive methods of providing for private families, in a very elegant manner. New receipts for dressing of meat, fowl, and fish; and making ragoûts fricassées, and pastry of all sorts, in a method, never before publish’d. Adorn’d with copperplates, exhibiting the order of placing the different dishes, &c. on the table, in the most polite way by Vincent La Chapelle – 30 in a series

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Historical Cooking Books: The Canadian family cook book : a volume of tried, tested and proven recipes by Grace E. Denison (1914) – 30 in a series

July 8th, 2019 Comments off

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ONION SOUP

  • 1 qt. milk.
  • 6 large onions.
  • Yolks of four eggs.
  • 1 tablespoonful of flour.
  • 1 cup of cream.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Put one tablespoonful of butter in the frying-pan. When hot add one finely chopped onion ; fry it until nicely browned, being careful not to burn. Put one quart of soup stock (made from odds and ends of cold meat) into a stew-pan; add the fried onion and cook for fifteen minutes. Strain; return to the fire, add one tablespoonful of flour wet in a little cold water, to thicken, and boil for five minutes longer. Season with one-half a teaspoonful of salt and one-quarter teaspoonful of pepper. Cut two slices of stale bread into dice; brown the dice in the oven, put them in the soup tu- reen, pour the soup over them and serve at once before they become soft



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Historical Cooking Books: The Mystery of living : cheap, good and healthy cooking, health, wealth, time and morals (1868)- 29 in a series

June 30th, 2019 Comments off

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FIFTY CENTS TO FIFTY DOLLARS,

GIVEN FOR ANY ORIGINAL COOKING OR USEFUL HOUSEHOLD RECIPES.

The publisher, desirous of printing, in this magazine, only economical, useful, and good recipes, will pay from fifty cents to fifty dollars for every recipe sent that we deem worth publishing, in the other editions of this work. We shall pay not less than fifty cents for every one used, and as much more as they are worth, and a copy of the magazine, free of charge, to every one whose recipes we use, with the recipes in it.

Many families have excelleitt recipes for cooking, that are used only by them. Every day new ones are sent to us, one of which we paid twenty doUars for.

We also solicit the various Companies and individuals manufacturing Corn Starch, Maizena, Hominy, Samp, Meal, Farina, Vermicelli, Maccaroni, Sago, Flour, Rice Flouk, Prepared Cocoanut, Cassava, Manioca, Condensed Milk, Arrow Root, or other Foods, to send us their receipt, which we will cheerfully insert (giving them credit for them), free of charge.

$100 REWARD will be paid to any person who will furnish the evidence necessary to oonvict any party or parties of infringing my PATENTS, COFYRIGHTS, TRADE HARE or COPYRIGHTED TITLES, to my goods. The money paid to the informant upon conviction of the guilty party.

The infringers shall suffer the full penalty of the law, I shall show no mercy to patent pirates. Address all commnnicationa to

A. BEBNEY,

New York City

 



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Historical Cooking Books: Cooking for two; a handbook for young housekeepers (1906) by Janet McKenzie Hill – 28 in a series

June 17th, 2019 Comments off

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Historical Cooking Books: Cooking for two; a handbook for young housekeepers (1906) by Janet McKenzie Hill – 28 in a series

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Cooking for Two

CHAPTER I

A TALK ON FOOD

In the morning you work about the house, putting it in order, or you work in the garden with your flowers, or you go to market. Your husband attends to his work out-of-doors or in the office, and when mid-day is reached neither of you feel willing to do any more work, until you have eaten your mid-day meal. Your energy and motive power are gone. The movements you have made, not only those you have made of your own accord in working about the house, but also those made involuntarily by your heart in beating, your lungs in breathing, and your brain in thinking, have wasted your stock of energy and worn away tissues of flesh, blood and bones. This waste must be renewed at once, or you will remain faint and inactive; or, if the renewal be deferred for days, you will cease to live. More than this, if you have not attained your full normal growth, there must be a constant supply of material for this purpose. The material to renew energy and tissues and supply new growth comes from the food that is eaten. Not all the articles that we use as food contain elements for growth and repair of tissues ; from this fact you can see that, if those whom you send from your tables each day have not been supplied with the proper articles of food, you can not expect them to retain health or have the energy and courage to do their work in the world. An old saying expresses this in concise form, which you can easily remember; it is: ” The stomach is the seat of courage.”



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Historical Cooking Books: The physiology of taste; Harder’s book of practical American cookery (1885) by Jules Arthur Harder – 27 in a series

April 28th, 2019 Comments off

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Historical Cooking Books: The physiology of taste; Harder’s book of practical American cookery (1885) by Jules Arthur Harder – 27 in a series

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PREFACE.

“What ! ” the reader may exclaim “Another book on cookery ! Have we not Careme and Francatelli, Yatel and Soyer, Ude and Gouffe, Miss Acton and Mrs. Beeton, Meg Dodds and Mrs. Hale, and scores of other authorities on the same subject ? Must every cook be an author, and we be asked to read his book, as well as to eat of the dishes he prepares?” Gentle reader, it is to anticipate this possible state of mind, and to answer these probable questions, that this explanatory preface is submitted. Many a dish is cooked that is not worth the time and trouble, even by an ordinarily educated palate, given to its discussion, and many a book written especially on the subject of Cookery the reading of which is worse than time wasted. There have been innumerable Cook Books for popular use published, I grant you ; but if you ask nine out of ten persons who consult them, they will tell you they become more and more perplexed as they attempt to follow their guidance. The housekeeper will confess she has been led into errors by their vague recipes, injurious to the family health, and, at the same time, expensive to the family purse. It is to dissipate this fog enveloping the literature of the kitchen that the publication of the BOOK OF AMERICAN PRACTICAL COOKERY is undertaken. The author claims that the work is the result of a lifetime of study, constant observation, and practical experience in the best culinary establishments of both Continents. He, therefore, brings to his task a thorough knowledge of the subject, and asserts, fearless of successful contradiction, that the result of his labors will be the only competent, treatise applying culinary science especially to the material conditions of this country ever written. He intends it for a trustworthy guide to all what to eat and drink, and what to avoid.



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Historical Cooking Books: The complete confectioner, pastry-cook, and baker : plain and practical directions for making confectionary and pastry, and for baking (1864) – 21 in a series

January 13th, 2019 Comments off

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Historical Cooking Books: The complete confectioner, pastry-cook, and baker : plain and practical directions for making confectionary and pastry, and for baking (1864) – 21 in a series

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PREFACE

TO THE AMERICAN EDITION.

Almost every foreigner who visits this country remarks with astonishment the ahnost universal neglect of that art upon which, more than any thing else, depends the health and comfort of a people ; and by many scientific men have most of the prevalent diseases of this country, especially the dyspepsia, been ascribea to the hurried, crude and unwholesome manner in which our food is prepared ; of latter years, more attention nas been paid to cooking; but the handmaiden of that parent art, confectionary, is still neglected and unknown, yet it is of little less importance than the graver branch referred to. Confectionary is the poetry of epicurism it throws over the heavy enjoyments of the table tht relief of a milder indulgence, and dispenses the delights of a lighter and more harmless gratification of the appetite. The dessert, properly prepared, contributes equally to health and comfort; but “got up” as confectionary too often is, it is not only distasteful to a correct palate, but is deleterious and often actually poisonous.

In introducing to the American public the modes by which the table of hospitality may be enriched andadorned, we have consulted every authority, French or English, within our reach; but the basis of our little work is to be found in Read’s Confectioner, a late London publicationi,

Having for many years been connected with the oldest, most extensive and successful confectionary establishment in the country, we have been enabled to make from our own experience many important modifications and to introduce many additional receipts, particularly m relation to the various articles of luxury which the bounty of our soil and climate render almost exclusivel) American.

The volume has thus been increased in size, and we trust improved in value.

Trusting that our efforts to advance the populai Knowledge of the art which has for many years engaged our attention, may meet with approbation, we present the result of our labours to a candid and indulgent Public.

Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.


Publication date 1864
Publisher Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott
Digitizing sponsor MSN
Language English
 
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Historical Cooking Books: Culture and cooking; or, Art in the kitchen by Catherine Owen (1881) – 20 in a series

January 8th, 2019 Comments off

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Historical Cooking Books: Culture and cooking; or, Art in the kitchen by Catherine Owen (1881) – 20 in a series

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PREFACE,

This is not a cookery book. It makes no attempt to replace a good one ; it is rather an effort to fill up the gap between you and your household oracle, whether she be one of those exasperating old friends who mad- dened our mother with their yagueness, or the newer and better lights of our own generation, the latest and best of all being a lady as well known for her novels as for her works on domestic economy — one more proof, if proof were needed, of the truth I endearor to set forth — if somewhat tediously forgive me — in this little book : that cooking and cultivation are by no means antagonis- tic. Who does not remember with affectionate admira- tion Charlotte Bronte taking the eyes out of the pota- toes stealthily, for fear of hurting the feelings of her purblind old servant ; or Margaret Fuller shelling peas ?

The chief difficulty, I fancy, with women trying recipes is, that they fail and know not why they fail, and so become discouraged, and this is where I hope to step in. But although this is not a cookery book, insomuch as it does not deal chiefly with recipes, I shall yet give a few ; but only when they are, or I believe them to be, better than those in general use, or good things little known, or supposed to belong to the do- main of a French chef, of which I have introduced a good many. Should I succeed in making things that were obscure before clear to a few women, I shall be as proud as was Mme. de Genlis when she boasts in her Memoirs that she has taught six new dishes to a Ger- man housewife. Six new dishes ! When Brillat-Sava- rin says : ” He who has invented one new dish has done more for the pleasure of mankind than he who has discovered a star.”


Publication date 1881
Publisher New York, Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co
Collection cornellamericana
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Language English
 
 
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December 21st, 2018 Comments off

In The Kitchen: KitchenAid Mixer Deal: NEW KitchenAid 4.5-quart Tilt Head Stand Mixer w/bowl with handle $199 via eBay

November 11th, 2018 Comments off

NEW KitchenAid 4.5-quart Tilt Head Stand Mixer w/bowl with handle
BUNDLE includes a Flex Edge Beater, a $39.99 MSRP

I love my KitchenAid mixers and I spotted this deal via the Inside Deals Newsletter from Inside.com. This is a significant price break on these mixed and includes there new Flex Edge Beater (something i wish I had myself) in the bundle.

Get your new mixer just in time for some holiday baking!

In The Kitchen: KitchenAid Mixer Deal: NEW KitchenAid 4.5-quart Tilt Head Stand Mixer w/bowl with handle $199 via eBay

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