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Oldenburg Apple 1919 – Vintage Botanical Print and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

May 15th, 2020 Comments off

Afternoon Coffee Break via Instagram

May 12th, 2020 Comments off

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Time to Recharge after a couple of hours at the computer. Espresso and Biskoff cookies always hit the spot.

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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

May 10th, 2020 Comments off

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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

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

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

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PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.

Induced by the growth of technical literature and the progress made in arts and trades as well as by special encour agement of several bakers^ the Editor has made it his business, to issue this little book and thereby to assist with some valuable hints Master-bakers and their apprentices, giving them some use ful informations in their trade.

The Editor has made it a point, to be as short as possible without loss to clear ness and comprehensiveness, in order to make his subject easy understood and digested. His name is sufficient guaran tee for the correctness of his receipts, he being generally known as a theoretically thoroughly versed and practically work ing baker since more than fifteen years, and having them used in his own busi ness.

As this is the only work treating the manufacture of Pastry, which has made its appearance in print in America, it is to be hoped, that the same will meet with a favorable reception.

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Publication Date: 1872
Topics: Pastry, cbk



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Recipe: Nutty Banana Sheet Cake via Kitchn

April 28th, 2020 Comments off
Sounds Tasty! Might be a nice one for the Coronavirus Kitchen Series— Douglas
 
Recipe: Nutty Banana Sheet Cake via Kitchn
Now here’s a wholesome cake you can feel equally happy about for dessert as you can for breakfast. A fluffy sheet of banana cake is the perfect partner to a mix of crunchy, earthy nuts and seeds. To make this wholesome cake a bit more sweet, we’re finishing it off with a drizzle of bittersweet chocolate.

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5 Things Every “Adult” Kitchen Has, According to These Pros via The Kitchn

April 27th, 2020 Comments off

I can’t say I agree with all of these recommendations, but there are a few I could add to my own kitchen. – Douglas

Your kitchen, of all places, is where it can be easy to feel most like an adult. Whipping up homemade oat milk? Meal-prepping on a Sunday? Tending to your sourdough starter? Wait, are you using a digitized thermometer to make sure you’re following proper food safety protocol? High fives all around.

To define exactly what a grown-up kitchen looks like, we turned to home stagers. Here are the five things they say “adult” kitchens have in common.

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How to Make Cannabutter via Food52

April 20th, 2020 Comments off

Over the past decade, I’ve become an expert on cannabis-infused food products, aka edibles. Years ago, I taught myself how to infuse my own confections and since then, I’ve cooked with top chefs on VICE’s stony cooking show Bong Appétit.

I’ve picked up many techniques and tips along the way, but one of the first things I discovered on my magical, edible journey: The effect feels entirely different from smoking a joint. I realized this pretty quickly after baking my first infused apple pie, emptying an entire jar of cannabutter into my homemade crust. Roughly one hour post-devouring a massive slice—and scrounging for the best caramelized, gooey bits stuck to the pan—it hit me all at once (and not in a good way).

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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)

April 20th, 2020 Comments off

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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)

Historical Cooking Books - 51 in a series - The new London family cook; or town and country housekeeper's guide by Duncan MacDonald (1808)

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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CONVINCED by my own experience, and by the numerous Complaints of others’, of the deficiency of all former books relating to Cookery and Domestic Economy, I have been induced to pre- pare the following work; in which I trust it will be found that many of the imperfections incidental to earlier publications, have been obviated.

 



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

April 14th, 2020 Comments off
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 were pitted against wheat-based European foods, while Tex-Mex cooking has been “industrialized and carried around the world,” its processed commodification posing an offense to both indigenous peoples and Spanish elites, who themselves later “sought to ground their national cuisine in the pre-Hispanic past” in order to fend off associations with globalized Mexican food of the chain restaurant variety.

Another Day, Another Coffee via Instagram

April 14th, 2020 Comments off

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Wholesale restaurant supply chain opens to the public for the first time — I left with TP, milk, and more (photos/tips) via Boing Boing

April 13th, 2020 Comments off
For the first time in its 40-year history, Restaurant Depot has opened their doors to the public. The wholesale food service supplier has 135 locations in the United States and it just so happens there is one half a mile away from me. I have long wanted to check out, so, after hearing the news on Thursday night, I was in line first thing Friday morning. The promise of in-stock toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and food — at wholesale prices — was just too tempting. Here’s some of what I saw in my nearly two-hour shopping excursion.