Category Archives: Books

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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Parents Rejoice! Sesame Workshop Has Made 110 Sesame Street eBooks Free via Gizmodo

If your recent transition to working from home every day was made all the more challenging with a house full of kids not able to go to school, Big Bird and his Sesame Street gang are offering a little relief by making 110 ebooks … Continue reading

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Historical Cooking Books – 49 in a series – Self Help Wartime Cooking Suggestions

What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments! Historical Cooking Books – 49 in a series – Self Help Wartime Cooking Suggestions Available in PDF, Text, JPG … Continue reading

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Home School: Download 435 High Resolution Images from John J. Audubon’s The Birds of America via Open Culture

While we are all stuck at home, we might as well learn something. Check out these amazing Audubon bird painting then get outside yourself. — Douglas     In our experience, bird lovers fall into two general categories: Keenly observant … Continue reading

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FREE Audiobooks for kids (and adults) from Audible

No need to download or log in or anything. Click the book and start listening immediately! Maybe it’s time you finally read/listened to one of those classics, like Frankenstein, that you have always been meaning to read. — Douglas   … Continue reading

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Historical Cooking Books – 48 in a series – Smiley’s cook book and universal household guide (1896)

What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments! Historical Cooking Books – 48 in a series – Smiley’s cook book and universal household guide (1896) Available in … Continue reading

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Historical Cooking Books – 47 in a series – House and home : a complete housewife’s guide by Marion Harland (1889)

What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments! Historical Cooking Books – 47 in a series – House and home : a complete housewife’s guide by Marion … Continue reading

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Historical Cooking Books – 46 in a series – The gastronomic regenerator (1849)

What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments! Historical Cooking Books – 46 in a series – The gastronomic regenerator (1849) Available in PDF, Text, JPG formats, … Continue reading

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Historical Cooking Books – 45 in a series – New York World’s Fair cook book: the American kitchen (1939) by Crosby Gaige

What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments! Historical Cooking Books – 45 in a series – New York World’s Fair cook book: the American kitchen by … Continue reading

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Historical Cooking Books – 44 in a series – The London art of cookery and housekeeper’s complete assistant by John Farley (1789)

What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments! Historical Cooking Books – 44 in a series –  The London art of cookery and housekeeper’s complete assistant : … Continue reading

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Historical Cooking Books – 43 in a series – Cups and their customs by George Edwin Roberts (1863)

What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments! Historical Cooking Books – 43 in a series – Cups and their customs by George Edwin Roberts (1863) Available … Continue reading

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