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Historical Cooking Books: A Shilling Cookery for the People by Alexis Soyer (1854) – 37 in a series

August 18th, 2019 No comments

Archive.org has a host of old cookery books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books. I’ll be sharing more books as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas


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Historical Cooking Books: A Shilling Cookery for the People by Alexis Soyer (1854) – 37 in a series

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PREFACE

In the course of a long and laborious career, entirely de voted, both in study and practice, to the preparation of the food of man in a manner most conducive to his health,—I have published two works on Modem Cookery, both of a different character, namely, * The Gastronomic Regenerator? adapted for the higher class of epicures; the second, for the easy middle class, under the title of the * Modem Housewife? The success of both I gratefully acknowledge as having far exceeded my expectations.

While actively employed, under the authority of governments in a mission to Ireland, in the year of the famine, 1847, it struck me that my services would be more useful to the million than confining them, as I had hitherto done, to the wealthy few. I immediately set to work, but soon found out my error, that I was merely acquainted with the manners and ways of living of the above two classes of society, for whom I had previously catered.

Perceiving that it would be impossible to cure a disease with out first arriving at its cause and origin, I found that the only course I had to pursue was to visit personally the abodes, and learn the manners of those to whom I was about to address myself, and thereby get acquainted with their wants.

My readers will easily perceive that, whilst semi-buried in my fashionable culinary sanctorum at the Reform Club, surrounded by the ilite of society, who daily honoured me with their visits in that lounge of good cheer, I could not gain, through the stone walls of that massive edifice, the slightest knowledge of Cottage life.

Determined to carry out my long thought of project, I cheer fully bade adieu to my wealthy employers, leaving them in a most thriving condition, regretting only my fair visitors; and, like a joyful pilgrim of the olden time, I set forth on my journey, visiting on my route every kind of philanthropic and other use ful institution, but more especially the domains of that indus trial class, the backbone of every free country—the People,—to whom for the present I bid farewell, leaving them in the hands of ma chbre Hortense, who will relate to them, with her usual affability, the result of my visits through the United Kingdom.



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Coal-fired range, Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

August 12th, 2019 No comments

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Coal-fired range, Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado

Coal-fired range, Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

An amazing piece of industrial Victoriana. Imagine cooking and baking with this beast!

Wandering about Denver, we happened upon this historical home which also serves as an important women’s history center. 

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Historical Cooking Books: Leaves from our Tuscan kitchen, or, How to cook vegetables by Janet Ross,(1899) – 36 in a series

August 11th, 2019 No comments

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Historical Cooking Books: Leaves from our Tuscan kitchen, or, How to cook vegetables by Janet Ross,(1899) – 36 in a series

Historical Cooking Books: Leaves from our Tuscan kitchen, or, How to cook vegetables by Janet  Ross,(1899) - 36 in a seriesHistorical Cooking Books: Leaves from our Tuscan kitchen, or, How to cook vegetables by Janet  Ross,(1899) - 36 in a series

Historical Cooking Books: Leaves from our Tuscan kitchen, or, How to cook vegetables by Janet  Ross,(1899) - 36 in a seriesHistorical Cooking Books: Leaves from our Tuscan kitchen, or, How to cook vegetables by Janet  Ross,(1899) - 36 in a series

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PREFACE

The innate love of change in man is visible even in the kitchen. Not so very long ago soup was an exception in English houses — almost a luxury. A dish of vegetables — as a dish and not an adjunct to meat — was a still greater rarity ; and even now plain – boiled potatoes, peas, cabbages, etc., are the rule. When we read of the dishes, fearfully and wonderfully made, in the old Italian novelle , we wonder whence the present Italians got their love of vegetables and maccaroni.



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Historical Cooking Books: The compleat cook, market-woman, and dairy maid by Jassintour Rozea (1756) – 34 in a series

August 7th, 2019 No comments

Archive.org has a host of old cookery books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books. I’ll be sharing more books as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas


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Historical Cooking Books: The compleat cook, market-woman, and dairy maid by Jassintour Rozea (1756) – 34 in a series

Historical Cooking Books: The compleat cook, market-woman, and dairy maid by Jassintour Rozea (1756) - 34 in a seriesHistorical Cooking Books: The compleat cook, market-woman, and dairy maid by Jassintour Rozea (1756) - 34 in a series

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Historical Cooking Books: The wine-drinker’s manual (1830) – 33 in a series

July 28th, 2019 Comments off

Archive.org has a host of old cookery books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books. I’ll be sharing more books as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas


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Historical Cooking Books: The wine-drinker’s manual (1830) – 33 in a series

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PREFACE.

The object of the following pages is to exhibit a sketchy outline of the most celebrated vineyards, and the several processes of wine-making in different countries : in short, to represent the general economy of one of the most interesting branches of human invention. The subject was of no very facile complexion ; but one from which the Author would have shrunk with due sense of his incompetence to treat, had he not been induced to the task, by the superabundance of materials,which, much reading and laborious research enabled him to render available. His duties, therefore, became rather those of arrangement than authorship ; although it is hoped that the candour with which this distinction is made in the subsequent pages, renders this explanation almost superogatory.

As the present volume aspires only to the rank of a u Manual,” the reader will not expect to find it contain any extensive researches into the antiquarian history of Wine, or the ancient and modern philosophy of its manufacture. Had these divisions of the subject been largely expatiated on, the work must necessarily have assumed too scientific a character for the general reader. On the other hand, the Author has endeavoured to produce a book of picturesque details of the wine-countries, and the practical points of wine-making ; at the same time, illustrating the latter by the results of the most recent enquiries of men of experimental and practical science. To these the Author has added his own experience, which, though comparatively unpretending, has, he hopes, enabled him to adapt and arrange the contributions of others with propriety and effect.

Although the Author’s claim to originality in these pages is thus humbly rated, it would be false delicacy not to express his confidence in the appreciation of the labour which was requisite for their production. Anxiety to furnish the reader with the present face of the wine-countries, has led him to consult the journals of the most recent and accredited travellers; and equal diligence has prompted him in the more practical and technical portions of his work. Few attempts have been made at ornate style, or embellishment of the subject; since it would have been folly to attempt in prose what the poets of all ages have so divinely blended with their happiest productions ; but some relief was occasionally necessary. A glance at the annexed Table of Contents, will excuse the Author adding more in a prefatory form ; but, as the subject is rife with delight, he will not trespass on the patience of the reader, further than by expressing a hope, that his gratification will be identified throughout the pages of the Wine-drinker’s Manual.

Richmond, April, 1830.



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

July 21st, 2019 Comments off

Archive.org has a host of old cookery books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books. I’ll be sharing more books as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas


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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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

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

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

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