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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

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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books.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: The complete confectioner, pastry-cook, and baker : plain and practical directions for making confectionary and pastry, and for baking (1864) – 21 in a series

What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments!

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 seriesHistorical 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

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 seriesHistorical 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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First Starbucks in Italy – Piazza Cordusio, Milano, Italy via instagram

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First Starbucks in Italy - Piazza Cordusio, Milano, Italy via instagram

First Starbucks in Italy – Piazza Cordusio, Milano, Italy

We Happened to be in Milan the day the Starbucks opened. 
Didn’t go the first day as it was packed, but took some photos and video on day two.

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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

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: Culture and cooking; or, Art in the kitchen by Catherine Owen (1881) – 20 in a series

What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments!

Historical Cooking Books: Culture and cooking; or, Art in the kitchen by Catherine Owen (1881) - 20 in a seriesHistorical Cooking Books: Culture and cooking; or, Art in the kitchen by Catherine Owen (1881) - 20 in a series

Historical Cooking Books: Culture and cooking; or, Art in the kitchen by Catherine Owen (1881) - 20 in a seriesHistorical Cooking Books: Culture and cooking; or, Art in the kitchen by Catherine Owen (1881) - 20 in a series

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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
Digitizing sponsor MSN
Contributor usage rights See terms
Language English
 
 
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Favorite Christmas Gift – Mukka Pot via My Instagram

January 7th, 2019 Comments off

Favorite Christmas Gift - Mukka Pot via My Instagram

Favorite Christmas Gift – Mukka Pot

This Moka pot makes cafe latte in one pot. No need to heat or steam milk separately.

This is a great upgrade from my standard Italian Moka pot.

Thanks @gogojoseph !!! 

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Short coffee break before rolling out pasta for lasagna via My Instagram

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Peanut Butter Cookies for our annual party via Instagram

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Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies for our annual party via Instagram

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The cookies are beginning! via Instagram

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Oh! The Pizza via Instagram

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What’s your favorite Italian food? Share in the comments!

Oh! The Pizza via Instagram

Oh! The Pizza

Makes me hungry again just looking at it. 
Bio Solaire, Milano, Italy

We ended up eating here 3 times in the week we spent in Milan. Yummy and great owner and staff. 

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After dinner café, Biosolaire, Milano, Italia via Instagram

December 14th, 2018 Comments off

How do you take your coffee? Light, Dark, Sweet?

After dinner café, Biosolaire, Milano, Italia

After dinner café, Biosolaire, Milano, Italia

A great way to end a meal. 
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