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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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January 11th, 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

January 8th, 2019 Comments off

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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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Historical Christmas Books: Old Christmas by Washington Irving (1908)

December 17th, 2018 Comments off

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Old Christmas by Washington Irving (1908)

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Wherever an English stage-coachman may be seen, he cannot be mistaken for one of any other craft.’ (Page 17)

IN the course of a December tour in Yorkshire, I rode for a long dis- tance in one of the public coaches, on the day preceding Christmas. The coach was crowded, both inside and out, with passengers, who, by their talk, seemed principally bound to the mansions of relations or friends to eat the Christ- mas dinner. It was loaded also with hampers of game, and baskets and boxes of delicacies; and hares hung dangling their long ears about the coachman’s box presents from distant friends for the impending feast. I had three fine rosy- cheeked schoolboys for my fellow-passen- gers inside, full of the buxom health and manly spirit which I have observed in the children of this country. They were returning home for the holidays in high glee, and promising themselves a world of enjoyment. It was delightful to hear the gigantic plans of pleasure of the little rogues, and the impracticable feats they were to perform during their six weeks’ emancipation from the abhorred thral- dom of books, birch, and pedagogue. They were full of anticipations of the meeting with the family and household, down to the very cat and dog ; and of the joy they were to give their little sisters by the presents with which their pockets were crammed ; but the meeting to which they seemed to look forward with the greatest impatience was with Bantam, which I found to be a pony, and, according to their talk, possessed of more virtues than any steed since the days of Bucephalus. How he could trot ! how he could run ! and then such leaps as he would take : there was not a hedge in the whole country that he could not clear.

 


Publication date 1908
Publisher London, Hodder & Stoughton
Collection cdlamericana
Digitizing sponsor MSN
Language English
 
 
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Historical Cooking Books: The Ohio farmer’s home guide book by Eva A. Season (1888) – 19 in a series

December 10th, 2018 Comments off

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Historical Cooking Books: The Ohio farmer’s home guide book by Eva A. Season (1888): : a complete manual of practical instruction in every department of household economy : including the kitchen, the laundry, the dining-room, the parlor, the sleeping rooms, fancy work, home decoration, parental duty, etc., etc. – 19 in a series

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Home:

This word has a comparatively narrow signification in this country; generally it is used to denote a “dwelling place.” The English attach a far deeper meaning to it. To them it means “the place where the heart is/’ the one place on earth where, above all others, the affections are centered — father, mother, brother, sister, are all concentra- ted in that one word. To make our dwelling place a home it must be made attractive; it need not be fashionable; it must be neat. Do not shut out the sunshine; it may fade the carpet, but it will preserve the health of the inmates, and give an air of cheerfulness all through the house. Do not be afraid of a little fun. If you want to ruin your sons, let them think that all mirth and social enjoyment must be left on the threshold when they come home at night 1 When once a home is regarded as only a place in which to eat, drink and sleep, the work is begun that ends in gambling- houses and reckless degradation. Young people must have fun and relaxation somewhere; if they do not find it at their own hearth-stones, it will be sought at other and perhaps less profitable places. Therefore let the fire burn brightly at night, and make the homestead delightful with all those little arts that parents so perfectly understand. Do not re- press the buoyant spirit of your children. Half an hour of merriment around the lamp, in the firelight of a home, blots out the remembrance of many a care and annoyance of the day; and the best safeguard children can take with them into the world is the blessed influence of a bright little domestic sanctum.


Publication date 1888
Publisher Cleveland, Ohio : The Ohio farmer
Digitizing sponsor Sloan Foundation
Language English
 
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Historical Cooking Books: – Cupid’s book of good counsel by (E. F.) Kiessling & Son – 18 in a series

December 4th, 2018 Comments off

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THIS BOOK is presented free to the Bride And Groom with the compliments of the ADVERTISERS therein, who make such presentation possible. We recommend them as the best in their respective lines and they will accord you the fairest kind of treatment. Your patronage will be highly appreciated by them. Please mention Cupid’s Book.

Compiled and Published by

E. F. Kiessling & Son

Box 557 Oakland :•: California


Publication date 1918?
Publisher Oakland, Calif.
Collection cdlamericana
Digitizing sponsor MSN
Language English
 
 
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Historical Cooking Books: – Housekeeper’s companion by Bessie E. Gunter (1889) – 17 in a series

November 25th, 2018 Comments off

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PREFACE

It is not claimed that the receipts collected in this book are original with the contributors, but that they have been tried and are recommended by them. The compiler of these receipts has sufficient confidence in the experience and reputation of the contributors, al- most all of whom are personally known to her, to justify the hope that they will stand the test of the most critical. Many of these receipts have been used in their families for several generations, others we think will show that the contributors have kept pace with the times and selected the best of those of more recent introduction.

The prime object of the compiler of these receipts is to raise money for a charitable object, but she also hopes to bring within the reach of others many valua- ble receipts.

BESSIE E. GUNTER.

Accomack, C. H., Virginia, August, 1889.

 

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COFFEE.

Take two pounds of good Java Coffee. Put it in a pan with a piece of lard the size of a hickory nut, to make it brown nicely. Roast slowly, stirring con- stantly, to keep from burning, until it is of a light brown color. To three pints of boiling water put five good tablespoonful or a good gill of ground coffee. Boil at least ten minutes, then take off and settle with a little cold water. Let it stand a short time before taking it to the table, so that it may settle well.

— MRS. M. A. A.


Publication date 1883
Publisher San Francisco : A.L. Bancroft
Collection cdlamericana
Digitizing sponsor msn
Language English
 
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The New York Public Library is Turning Classics Into Instagram Stories via Gizmodo

November 22nd, 2018 Comments off

Mashing up media is one great way to create something new in the world and I am all for it. These Instagram versions of literary classics is just one way to mix things up and use new technology to deliver — still relevant — text in an interesting fashion. — Douglas

Gizmodo has advocated for libraries as an excellent means of logging off, because a library is a service that lets you “stream” films, music, magazines, books, and all other kinds of media for free.

But now one of the world’s greatest libraries is trying to enrich the social media experience. The New York Public Library just released the first of its InstaNovel series on Instagram Stories. NYPL followers can watch-read the first part ofAlice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll on the app. The feature shows the full text of the book, but also includes illustrations by designer Magoz, and animated pages that capture the liveliness of Carroll’s creative page formatting. As anyone who’s used Facebook’s Snapchat clone could assume, lifting a finger from the screen turns the page.

Historical Cooking Books: – The American pictorial home book; or, Housekeeper’s encyclopedia by Harriet Almaria Baker (1883) – 16 in a series

November 18th, 2018 Comments off

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Historical Cooking Books: – The American pictorial home book; or, Housekeeper’s encyclopedia by Harriet Almaria Baker (1883) – 16 in a series

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Historical Cooking Books: - The American pictorial home book; or, Housekeeper's encyclopedia by Harriet Almaria Baker (1883) - 16 in a series

THE AMERICAN PICTORIAL HOME BOOK,

OR

HOUSEKEEPER’S ENCYCLOPEDIA,

Is the result of many years of earnest effort and practical study. It is a work that may be studied with pleasure and profit during the hours of ease and leisure, and in cases of emergency it can be referred to as a judicious friend and adviser in a remedial point of view.

It is unsurpassed as a valuable Reference Book for young housekeepers, and a prompt and ready guide in all household matters ; in caring for the Sick and directing Servants ; in the Nursery, Laundry, Dairy, Poultry and Farm Yards, the Garden, Etiquette, etc. Its recipes and suggestions are applicable to all climates and all conditions of life.


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Publication date 1883
Publisher San Francisco : A.L. Bancroft
Collection cdlamericana
Digitizing sponsor msn
Language English
 
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Historical Cooking Books: – Candlelight tea; a book of recipes by Lina Dunlap (1910) – 15 in a series

November 5th, 2018 Comments off

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GRAPE WINE

Take the white grape when fully ripe, pick from the stems, pound to a pulp, put them into large stone jar, pour over them half as much water as there are grapes, cover with cheese cloth and let stand until next day, then squeeze out and strain the juice. Mix three pounds of granulated sugar and the whites of two eggs to each gallon of juice, boil a few minutes and skim. When cold, put into a keg until through fermenting. Bottle it, seal the corks, keep in cool place, or bury in sawdust.

 

 


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Publication date 1910
Publisher Lexington, Ky., Press of Transylvania Printing Company
Digitizing sponsor Sloan Foundation
Language English

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