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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books.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

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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books.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


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 modern cook by Vincent La Chapelle (1736) - 31 in a series

Historical Cooking Books: The modern cook by Vincent La Chapelle (1736) - 31 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

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 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

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 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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Memories of a solo lunch in Milano via My Instagram

June 29th, 2019 Comments off

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Memories of a solo lunch in Milano

Memories of a solo lunch in Milano via My Instagram

When we go somewhere for the annual SRN Conference, I always end up with a day or two on my own. On this day I visited a Leonardo exhibit and then had lunch at this restaurant recommended by our cousin Orazio. It was great and I had a wonderful conversation with the owner who was surprised I spoke some Italian. It was a quintessential Italian experience.  

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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

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: 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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Huge, gleaming, coffee roaster inside of @starbucksmilanoofficial via Instagram

June 7th, 2019 Comments off

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Huge, gleaming, coffee roaster inside of @starbucksmilanoofficial

Huge, gleaming, coffee roaster inside of @starbucksmilanoofficial via Instagram

This store, the first in Italy, open last September, the day before we arrived for the Screenwriting Research Network conference. 
The store is a veritable coffee amusement park with typical Starbucks drinks and food as well as a full-service Italian “bar” with drinks and food and a very classy design. 

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Sweet Tea In Mason Jars…Must be Ohio

May 26th, 2019 Comments off

Historical Cooking Books: The physiology of taste; Harder’s book of practical American cookery (1885) by Jules Arthur Harder – 27 in a series

April 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


Historical Cooking Books: The physiology of taste; Harder’s book of practical American cookery (1885) by Jules Arthur Harder – 27 in a series

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Historical Cooking Books: The physiology of taste; Harder's book of practical American cookery (1885) by Jules Arthur Harder - 27 in a seriesHistorical Cooking Books: The physiology of taste; Harder's book of practical American cookery (1885) by Jules Arthur Harder - 27 in a series

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PREFACE.

“What ! ” the reader may exclaim “Another book on cookery ! Have we not Careme and Francatelli, Yatel and Soyer, Ude and Gouffe, Miss Acton and Mrs. Beeton, Meg Dodds and Mrs. Hale, and scores of other authorities on the same subject ? Must every cook be an author, and we be asked to read his book, as well as to eat of the dishes he prepares?” Gentle reader, it is to anticipate this possible state of mind, and to answer these probable questions, that this explanatory preface is submitted. Many a dish is cooked that is not worth the time and trouble, even by an ordinarily educated palate, given to its discussion, and many a book written especially on the subject of Cookery the reading of which is worse than time wasted. There have been innumerable Cook Books for popular use published, I grant you ; but if you ask nine out of ten persons who consult them, they will tell you they become more and more perplexed as they attempt to follow their guidance. The housekeeper will confess she has been led into errors by their vague recipes, injurious to the family health, and, at the same time, expensive to the family purse. It is to dissipate this fog enveloping the literature of the kitchen that the publication of the BOOK OF AMERICAN PRACTICAL COOKERY is undertaken. The author claims that the work is the result of a lifetime of study, constant observation, and practical experience in the best culinary establishments of both Continents. He, therefore, brings to his task a thorough knowledge of the subject, and asserts, fearless of successful contradiction, that the result of his labors will be the only competent, treatise applying culinary science especially to the material conditions of this country ever written. He intends it for a trustworthy guide to all what to eat and drink, and what to avoid.



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Historical Cooking Books: The American woman’s cook book (1939) by Ruth Berolzheimer – 26 in a series

April 16th, 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 American woman’s cook book by Ruth Berolzheimer – 26 in a series

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USE OF RECIPES

To become a good cook requires more than the blind following of a recipe. This is frequently illustrated when several women living in the same community, all using the same recipe, obtain widely differing results. It is the reason so many cooks say, “I had good luck with my cake to-day,” or “I had bad luck with my bread yesterday.” Happily, luck causes neither the success nor the failure of a product. To become a good cook means to gain a knowledge of foods and how they behave, and skill in manipulating them. The recipe by itself, helpful as it is, will not produce a good product; the human being using the recipe must interpret it and must have skill in handling the materials it prescribes.

Some of the lessons which the person desiring to become a good cook should learn are given in the following pages. They will not be learned all at once; but if they are gradually mastered, luck will play a less important part in culinary conversation.

Reviewer: Judith Martin – favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite – December 15, 2009 
Subject: American Woman’s Cook Book (1939)

This is the book my mother lived by when it came to cooking for the family “army” when all 30 of them showed up for the Christmas Eve Party at our house. Her two sisters had this book as well, so they did some of the cooking and baking to keep Mom from having to do all the cooking in her tiny kitchen. And, as for entertaining, this book still has it all when it comes to table settings and where the water and wine glasses have to go
 
Publication date1939
PublisherChicago : Published for Culinary Arts Institute by Consolidated Book Publishers, Inc.
Digitizing sponsorMSN
LanguageEnglish
 
 
 
 
 
 


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