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Historical Cooking Books – 55 in a series – Three meals a day. Recipe review by Jessie M. Read

What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments! Historical Cooking Books – 55 in a series – Three meals a day. Recipe review by Jessie M. Read … Continue reading

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

What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments!Historical Cooking Books – 54 in a series – Purity Flour Cookbook (1917) Available in PDF, Text, JPG formats, and … Continue reading

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

Vintage Tulip Print T-Shirts and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale] One of the many botanical prints in Nederlandsch bloemwerk (Dutch flower arrangements) from 1794. View the entire book on Archive.org Part of my new vintage … Continue reading

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

What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments! Historical Cooking Books – 53 in a series – Good plain cookery (1882) by Mary Hooper Available in PDF, … Continue reading

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

  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 … Continue reading

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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

What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments!Historical Cooking Books – 52 in a series – The American pastry baker, or, General instructor in the baking of … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Ways to Help Librarians and Archivists From Home via Adafruit Industries

  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 … Continue reading

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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)

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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 … Continue reading

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An Archive of Handwritten Traditional Mexican Cookbooks Is Now Online via Open Culture

“The search for authentic Mexican food—or rather, the struggle to define what that meant—has been going on for two hundred years,” writes Jeffrey Pilcher at Guernica. Arguments over national cuisine first divided into factions along historical lines of conquest. Indigenous, corn-based cuisines … Continue reading

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Historical Cooking Books – 50 in a series – The still-room (19003) by Charles Roundell, Mrs Harry Roberts

What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments! Historical Cooking Books – 50 in a series – The still-room (19003) by Charles Roundell, Mrs Harry Roberts Available … Continue reading

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Home School: The Vatican Library Goes Online and Digitizes Tens of Thousands of Manuscripts, Books, Coins, and More via Open Culture

If any one of us ran our own country, we’d surely drive no small amount of resources toward building an impressive national library. That would be true even if we ran a country the size of the Vatican, the smallest … Continue reading

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Home School: Why Should We Read William Shakespeare? Four Animated Videos Make the Case via Open Culture

Sooner or later, we all encounter the plays of William Shakespeare: whether on the page, the stage, or—maybe most frequently these days—the screen. Over four hundred years after his death, Shakespeare is still very much relevant, not only as the … Continue reading

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