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

May 24th, 2020 No comments

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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)

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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Vintage Tulip Print T-Shirts and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

May 21st, 2020 No comments

Vintage Tulip Print T-Shirts and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

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

May 17th, 2020 No comments

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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

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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Moby-Dick Marathon: The Story Hour Series via New Bedford Whaling Museum

May 17th, 2020 No comments
Moby-Dick Marathon: The Story Hour Series
 
Relive one of New Bedford Whaling Museum’s most beloved events with a twist! The annual Moby-Dick Marathon takes place each winter and runs for 25 consecutive hours. Melville aficionados, scholars, and others enter a lottery months in advance for their chance to be a part of the reading. In this re-imagined, virtual event, a past marathon will be released in nightly, hour-long segments. Get cozy as you listen or follow along from the comfort of your home.

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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Get Lost in the Stacks of These Stunning Libraries You Can Virtually Tour via House Beautiful

May 9th, 2020 Comments off
Get Lost in the Stacks of These Stunning Libraries You Can Virtually Tour
There’s nothing better than getting lost in a stack of books—bonus if it’s amidst impressive architecture. Given that it’s currently National Library Week, there is no better time to visit (albeit virtually) some of the most impressive libraries in the world. Below, House Beautiful has rounded up a list of virtual tours of libraries in places like England, Austria, New York, Massachusetts, Mexico, Portugal, and Prague, and we cannot wait to bask in the joy that these magnificent libraries have to offer. Happy library hopping, bibliophiles!
 

 
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To Be Read: Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe: From the Ancien Régime to the Present Day

May 7th, 2020 Comments off

To Be Read: Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe: From the Ancien Régime to the Present Day

Dictatorship

At the end of the twentieth century, many believed the story of European political development had come to an end. Modern democracy began in Europe, but for hundreds of years it competed with various forms of dictatorship. Now, though, the entire continent was in the democratic camp for the first time in history. But within a decade, this story had already begun to unravel. Some of the continent’s newer democracies slid back towards dictatorship, while citizens in many of its older democracies began questioning democracy’s functioning and even its legitimacy. And of course it is not merely in Europe where democracy is under siege. Across the globe the immense optimism accompanying the post-Cold War democratic wave has been replaced by pessimism. Many new democracies in Latin America, Africa, and Asia began “backsliding,” while the Arab Spring quickly turned into the Arab winter. The victory of Donald Trump led many to wonder if it represented a threat to the future of liberal democracy in the United States. Indeed, it is increasingly common today for leaders, intellectuals, commentators and others to claim that rather than democracy, some form dictatorship or illiberal democracy is the wave of the future.

In Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe, Sheri Berman traces the long history of democracy in its cradle, Europe. She explains that in fact, just about every democratic wave in Europe initially failed, either collapsing in upon itself or succumbing to the forces of reaction. Yet even when democratic waves failed, there were always some achievements that lasted. Even the most virulently reactionary regimes could not suppress every element of democratic progress. Panoramic in scope, Berman takes readers through two centuries of turmoil: revolution, fascism, civil war, and – -finally — the emergence of liberal democratic Europe in the postwar era. A magisterial retelling of modern European political history, Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe not explains how democracy actually develops, but how we should interpret the current wave of illiberalism sweeping Europe and the rest of the world. — Amazon.com

Ways to Help Librarians and Archivists From Home via Adafruit Industries

May 2nd, 2020 Comments off
 

If you’ve run out of things to do or are just tired of making sourdough bread from scratch, Atlas Obscura lists digital projects that you can become involved in.

…many libraries and archives remain closed, and will likely stay shuttered for months. In the meantime, try sublimating your intellectual wanderlust with more ways to give researchers a (virtual) helping hand. These projects won’t help you stretch your legs, but they will give your brain a workout.

Historical Cooking Books – 51 in a series – The new London family cook; or town and country housekeeper’s guide by Duncan MacDonald (1808)

April 20th, 2020 Comments off

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Historical Cooking Books – 51 in a series – The new London family cook; or town and country housekeeper’s guide by Duncan MacDonald (1808)

Historical Cooking Books - 51 in a series - The new London family cook; or town and country housekeeper's guide by Duncan MacDonald (1808)

Historical Cooking Books - 51 in a series - The new London family cook; or town and country housekeeper's guide by Duncan MacDonald (1808)

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CONVINCED by my own experience, and by the numerous Complaints of others’, of the deficiency of all former books relating to Cookery and Domestic Economy, I have been induced to pre- pare the following work; in which I trust it will be found that many of the imperfections incidental to earlier publications, have been obviated.

 



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The 10 best non-fiction books via Good Housekeeping

April 15th, 2020 Comments off
The 10 best non-fiction books via Good Housekeeping

Non-fiction books have an extraordinary amount to offer. Whether they’re compelling memoirs or more practical advice books, the topics might be wide-ranging but you’ll come away from each having learnt something new.

While some prefer to be immersed in novels, the books we’ve selected below all have on thing in common – you’ll want to read them cover to cover, just like a good fiction book.

From older classics like Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic to hot-off-the-press gems such as Languages of Loss by Sasha Bates, here are 10 of the best non-fiction books you can buy now.

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