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My typical European breakfast via Instagram

September 16th, 2019 Comments off

Historical Cooking Books: Liebig company’s practical cookery book : a collection of new and useful recipes in every branch of cookery (1893) – 36 in a series

September 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books.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


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

Historical Cooking Books: Liebig company’s practical cookery book : a collection of new and useful recipes in every branch of cookery (1893) – 36 in a series

Historical Cooking Books: Liebig company's practical cookery book : a collection of new and useful recipes in every branch of cookery (1893) - 36 in a seriesHistorical Cooking Books: Liebig company's practical cookery book : a collection of new and useful recipes in every branch of cookery (1893) - 36 in a series

Historical Cooking Books: Liebig company's practical cookery book : a collection of new and useful recipes in every branch of cookery (1893) - 36 in a seriesHistorical Cooking Books: Liebig company's practical cookery book : a collection of new and useful recipes in every branch of cookery (1893) - 36 in a series

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INTRODUCTION.

At several periods of the present century various preparations and extracts of meat have been introduced to the attention of the medical profession and the public. Amongst these none have achieved such success as the now so well- known Liebig Company’s Extract of bleat.

The reason for this is not far to seek.

Liebig Company’s Extract of Meat is the result of abstract scientific researches into the nature of meat, which Justus von Liebig published in the year 1847, combined with the experience and inven- tive genius of the most eminent engineers.

 



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Sip on the Classic Taste of a Whiskey Daisy via The Spruce Eats

September 4th, 2019 Comments off

The whiskey daisy is a classic whiskey cocktail that has long been a favorite among whiskey lovers and cocktail enthusiasts. It is an easy recipe that uses just a few ingredients and it is a perfect cocktail for any occasion.
 
The daisy cocktail is a true classic when it comes to the thousands of cocktail recipes that we have known and loved over the years. There are many daisies and they differ from one another because of the base spirit used. In the case of the whiskey daisy, that base is obviously going to be whiskey but precisely which whiskey to use, well, that is another question.

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Apple Peel Bourbon Recipe via Food52

September 2nd, 2019 Comments off
Bourbon is my favorite tipple and I made some peach-infused bourbon using perfectly ripe peaches from the farmer’s market a few weeks ago, and this sounds just as tasty. — Douglas
 
This is the best, and booziest, way to use apple peels. I got the idea from Tara Duggan’s “Root to Stalk” (Ten Speed, 2013). Tara suggests serving it over ice, topped with ginger beer and a big squeeze of lime — and I agree. —Marian Bull
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New Whiskies Worth a Place on Your Bar via Garden & Gun

August 30th, 2019 Comments off
I am always trying to stay on top of the new whiskey offerings — and the best — of course. At least those that don’t break the bank for a tipple. Here are few whiskeys that might be worth a try. — Douglas
 
 
The whiskey collection at Jack Rose Dining Saloon in Washington, D.C., runs more than 2,500 deep, including some 350 American-made examples. Owner Bill Thomas used to stock a wider breadth of bourbons, ryes, and other domestic whiskies, but after tasting through most everything new to the market in recent years, he pared down the selection to include only bottlings deemed truly exceptional. “With all the whiskies that are hitting the market, we have a duty to sift through them and try to offer the best quality we can,” Thomas says.

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Morning is over via Instagram

August 30th, 2019 Comments off

What is your favorite coffee or coffee drink? Share your memories in the comments!

Morning is over

Morning is over via Instagram

The last dregs of coffee in my mug tell me it is time to switch from my phone to my computer and get on with my daily work.

Since I bought the iPhoneXs I am able to do a lot of my morning routine from my phone But there comes a time in every day when I must retire to the computer desk. 

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Historical Cooking Books: The Complete Economical Cook (1853) – 38 in a series

August 26th, 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


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 Economical Cook, and frugal housewife : an entirely new system of domestic cookery, containing approved directions for purchasing, preserving, and cooking, also, trussing & carving; preparing soups, gravies, sauces, made dishes, potting, pickling, &c. With directions for pastry and confectionary, likewise the art of making British wines, brewing, baking, etc.
by Mary Holland (1853) – 38 in a series

Historical Cooking Books: The Complete Economical Cook (1853) - 38 in a series

Historical Cooking Books: The Complete Economical Cook (1853) - 38 in a series

 

 

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INTRODUCTION.

Management of Families.

In domestic arrangement the table is entitled to no small share of attention, as a well conducted system of domestic management is the foundation of every comfort, and the respectability and welfare of families depend in a great measure on the prudent arrangement of the female whose province it is to manage their domestic concerns.

However the fortunes of individuals maysupport a large expenditure, it will be deficient in all that can benefit or grace society, and in every thing essential to moral order and rational happiness, it not conducted on a regular system, embracing all the objects of such a situation.

In domestic management, as in education, so much must depend on the particular circumstances of every case, that it is impossible to lay down a system which can be generally applicable.



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

August 18th, 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


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

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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Celebrate The Botanical Past With This “Vintage Bramble Botanical Print” Products and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

August 17th, 2019 Comments off

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

August 12th, 2019 Comments off

Have you visited this historic home? Share your memories in the comments!

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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