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Historical Cooking Books – 56 in a series – The Maple Leaf Canadian Recipe Book By Kathleen K. Bowker

June 14th, 2020 Comments off

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Historical Cooking Books – 56 in a series – The Maple Leaf Canadian Recipe Book By Kathleen K. Bowker

 Historical Cooking Books - 56 in a series - The Maple Leaf Canadian Recipe Book By Kathleen K. Bowker

Historical Cooking Books - 56 in a series - The Maple Leaf Canadian Recipe Book By Kathleen K. Bowker

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MESSAGE TO BRITISH HOUSEWIVES

By The

HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR CANADA Canada House, London, S.W. 1

THIS little book contains recipes for a number of delectable dishes that can be prepared easily and quickly from preserved or packaged foods and is intended to provide several more links in the chain of distribution between the Canadian producer and the consumer.

The book tells you something of which Canadians are justly very proud: that no other country produces food under more hygienically perfect conditions. The same standards are maintained in our home and export markets: the former because the health of the people is a paramount concern; the latter because we jealously guard our good name.

The principal Canadian pure food products which the recipes cover are dealt with under separate headings and you are asked not only to use them but to give them a fair trial by preparing them in the most appetizing manner. They are good, wholesome, and delicious: each in its own class as near perfection as can be attained. You are urged to buy them because they are good, and not simply because they are Canadian. All things being equal, you are requested to give a logical preference to the Canadian product over the foreign.

The recipes given are quite comprehensive within the field that the book covers, and it is felt that they will prove extremely useful.

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Topic Formulas, recipes, etc
Published London : High Commissioner for Canada
Collection queens_universitytoronto
Digitizing sponsor Queen’s University – University of Toronto Libraries
Contributor Queen’s University Library, W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library
Language English


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Historical Cooking Books – 55 in a series – Three meals a day. Recipe review by Jessie M. Read

May 31st, 2020 Comments off

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Historical Cooking Books – 55 in a series – Three meals a day. Recipe review by Jessie M. Read

Historical Cooking Books - 55 in a series - Three meals a day. Recipe review by Jessie M. Read

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Topics Cooking
Publisher Toronto, s.n.
Collection queens_universitytoronto
Digitizing sponsor Queen’s University – University of Toronto Libraries
Contributor Queen’s University Library, W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library
Language English


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Historical Cooking Books – 54 in a series – Purity Flour Cookbook (1917)

May 24th, 2020 Comments off

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Historical Cooking Books – 54 in a series – Purity Flour Cookbook (1917)

Historical Cooking Books - 54 in a series - Purity Flour Cookbook (1917)

Historical Cooking Books - 54 in a series - Purity Flour Cookbook (1917)

Historical Cooking Books - 54 in a series - Purity Flour Cookbook (1917)

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FOREWORD

IN issuing the PURITY FLOUR COOK BOOK we feel that we are filling an
increasingly felt need among modern housekeepers for a cook book containmg
authoritative and tried knowledge on problems of the household, and more
particularly the kitchen.

Neither time nor expense have been spared during the two years it has
taken to prepare the PURITY FLOUR COOK BOOK, which contains between
its covers, in easily and quickly appreciated language, the very latest and best information on the subject of cookery in all its branches.

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Historical Cooking Books – 53 in a series – Good plain cookery (1882) by Mary Hooper

May 17th, 2020 Comments off

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Historical Cooking Books – 53 in a series – Good plain cookery (1882) by Mary Hooper

Historical Cooking Books - 53 in a series - Good plain cookery (1882) by Mary Hooper

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” Know on thyself thy genius must depend.
All books of cookery, all helps of art.
All critic learning, all commenting notes,
Are vain, if, void of genius, thou wouldst cook ! “

These words of an old writer are as true now as they ever were. “Then,” somebody will be sure to say, ” it is of no use my trying to be a cook, for I have no genius for it.” To quote so great an authority as the late Charles Dickens, ” Genius is nothing more nor less than a vast capacity for taking trouble.” Anybody, therefore, who has this capacity, and who possesses patience and perseverance, can be a good cook. It is clear that these gifts cannot be attained by the study of cookery books, and it is as useless to expect to prepare food properly without practice, as it is to expect to paint a picture without years of careful study. Cookery may be one of the secondary arts, but an art it is, and demands not only, as we have said, exercise of the high moral gifts of patience and perseverance, but of every faculty of the mind. No stupid person can ever be a good cook. Real proficiency in the art can only be attained by one who possesses powers of observation and comparison. A critical faculty of taste is absolutely necessary for a good cook.

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Topics cbk
Publisher   Ward, Lock, 1882
Collection   europeanlibraries
Digitizing sponsor   Google
Book from the collections of   Oxford University
Language   English



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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

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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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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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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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Historical Cooking Books – 50 in a series – The still-room (19003) by Charles Roundell, Mrs Harry Roberts

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Historical Cooking Books – 50 in a series – The still-room (19003) by Charles Roundell, Mrs Harry Roberts

Historical Cooking Books - 49 in a series - The still-room (19003) by Charles Roundell, Mrs Harry Roberts

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A PLEA FOR HOUSEWIFERY

WE live in an age which may well be called the age of the purveyor ; and, if we continue travelling along the road upon which we have entered, the time cannot be far distant when it will be held ridiculous to do anything at all for ourselves. To appreciate, to criticize, to display taste in selection — these are the hall-marks of to-day, and home is but another name for a private restaurant. Homes such as those in which Goldsmith and Dickens delighted are now calculated to bring a blush to the cheeks of the superior and the ” artistic.” Of few of our fine ladies can it be said that “they are excellent Housewives, and as capable of descending to the kitchen with propriety as of acting in their exalted stations with dignity.”



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Historical Cooking Books – 49 in a series – Self Help Wartime Cooking Suggestions

March 22nd, 2020 Comments off

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Historical Cooking Books – 49 in a series – Self Help Wartime Cooking Suggestions

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RATION HINTS.

1. To clarify fat for cooking:—

(a) Put into saucepan with plenty of water. Bring to the boil, then stand in a cool place till set. Lift out the set fat, scrape any sediment from the under side. All gravy and sediment will remain in saucepan.

(b) Melt fat and add a potato cut in quarters. When the potato is browned, and the fat stops bubbling, strain the fat through a double cheese cloth and store in a cool, dry place.

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Substitute for Whipped Cream.

2. Add a sliced banana to the white of an egg, and beat until very stiff. The banana will dissolve.

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Instead of Dry Toast.

To Those Who Like Their Bread Buttered Before It Is Toasted.

3. Did you ever try bacon dripping instead of the hard-to-get butter? Just spread it on lightly before toasting.

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How to Tell When a Cake is Done.

4. If layer cake pan is used, press very lightly on top of cake with flat of your finger. If the slight dent springs back, cake is done. If deep pan or loaf pan is used, insert a wire cake tester, or if you do not have one, a clean straw in centre of cake. If it comes out dry, without dough sticking to it, your cake is finished baking.

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To Save Sugar. . .

5. To save sugar add pinch of soda when stewing fruit.

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Historical Cooking Books – 48 in a series – Smiley’s cook book and universal household guide (1896)

March 8th, 2020 Comments off

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PREFACE.

THE following pages are the result of many years of experi ment, investigation and study. We have aimed to prepare a work for the use of housekeepers on a more thorough and comprehensive plan than has been heretofore attempted. As the book is intended for the use of the average housekeeper, there is nothing in it which cannot be easily understood by any person of ordinary intelligence, for we have taken much pains to present the results of modern scientific investigations in a clear and simple way^ avoiding, as far as possible, the use of technical terms.

Most of the household books in current use give the processes for doing things merely, with no attempt to explain the I’easons for the processes or the principles which underlie them. We also give, as clearly as possible, the most detailed directions in all our recipes, but we do not stop there, as we think any one can work more intelli gently by understanding not only how to do a certain thing, but also ivhy it is done one way rather than another, and the principles which underlie the process. For this reason, throughout the work, we systematically explain principles as well as processes. We have long felt that a sad defect in most cook books is their utter failure to explain those simple, fundamental principles which every cook should, if possible, understand.’ If these principles are once thoroughly understood the mystery and uncertainty of kitchen operations will vanish, and cooking will simply be adopting certain clearly under stood methods to produce certain definite results, and success will always follow.

For years we have been gathering material for this book, resulting in the accumulation of a great mass of recipes. These have been tested and culled, and in making selections our rule has been to choose those which were most simple and economical, because the book is primarily designed for the use of the masses, whose means are always limited, and we aim to meet their every day wants, although we present also an ample number of more elaborate recipes suitable for special occasions. Our endeavor has been to make the collection as complete and comprehensive as possible, and to give new, choice, and well-tested recipes in every department of house hold cookery.

The “Time Tables for Cooking,” and also the “Time to Cook” given with recipes throughout the book, will be very convenient and helpful to our readers and this is a feature which is lacking in most other cook books. Its preparation has cost us much labor.

In the chapter on “Cake” we have adopted a new arrangement of the recipes, and used an exceptionally large and clear type which for practical kitchen use will be found a great convenience. The type used throughout the book is large, clear and new, and the ease with which it can be read will be appreciated by busy housewives.

The colored plates and numerous illustrations with which the book is embellished have required much labor and expense, and they will make many of the subjects much clearer than any wholly verbal de scription could possibly do.

In preparing this work we have constantly had four main objects in view. (1) To secure the fullest, latest, and most reliable informa tion possible on the subjects treated. (2) To explain processes and methods for saving time and labor, for the average housewife is sadly overworked and her time and strength are of the utmost value. (3) To select the best and most economical recipes; and (4) to point out ways to prevent waste.

In the general department of household topics we present a more complete and systematic treatment of the various subjects connected with household management than can be found elsewhere, and the information therein contained will certainly be of great practical value to housekeepers.

The effort of the editor has been to produce a thoroughly reliable and a plain and practical guide to housekeeping in all its branches, which no housewife can afford to do without.

The book has not been written by any one individual, but many pens have been employed more or less in its preparation.

The book will certainly shed much needed light on the problems which confront and often harass housekeepers, explain the funda mental principles which underlie their work, and present a mass of recipes which will materially aid them in their labors.

The Editor.



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Historical Cooking Books – 47 in a series – House and home : a complete housewife’s guide by Marion Harland (1889)

March 1st, 2020 Comments off

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Historical Cooking Books - 47 in a series - House and home : a complete housewife's guide by Mario Harland (1889)

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