La Ditta R. Petra Wine Co. 1913

San Francisco, CA. The nice thing about having a blog is that you get to indulge whims. Apart from antique cookbooks, I have been known to dabble in wine. Found these images from the L'Italia newspaper, published in San Francisco circa 1913. The newspaper is in Italian, so brush off those conjugations! Judging by the…

Coffee Monday ~1915

Coffee For Your Summer Home. Happy Monday! And here I was worried about my summer coffee supply... Well that's a relief! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks “You may succeed with only a moderate amount of judgement…” Remarks on Pie Making ~1866 Cape Cod Clam Chowder ~1866

Coffee Monday ~1921

The English Breakfast. ...the long sideboard with its row of hot-water dishes flanking the vast coffee-urn which puffs out little angry jets of steam... Happy Monday! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Cape Cod Clam Chowder ~1866 Advice on Most Useful Vegetables ~1847 Army Slap-Jacks ~1886  

Coffee Monday: White, Fairchild & Co. ~1855

Coffee Advertisement. Happy Monday. How about some obscure vocabulary and inflation calculations to start your day?   But wait, there's more! "The only preparation, unadulterated, which combines the rich oleaginous portion of the coffee berry along with its more solid particles..." Need another cup of coffee to mull over that one! A 1000£ guarantee in…

Victorian Gas Stove Advertisement ~1855

Apparatus for Heating, Cooking, and Ventilating by Gas. Description. Check out this baby! Decorative and functional! For those who need an endorsement, how about Her Majesty's Royal Letters Patent? An apparatus worthy the attention of Men of Science, and the Culinary Art... Extra Credit for incorporating the word PERNICIOUS in an advertisement! Source: Soyer's Shilling…

Coffee Monday: Yuban 1919

Yuban Advertisement. Happy Monday! ...The clever hostess has learned that Yuban fulfills this test as no other coffee does. How much satisfaction it gives you when your guest lifts the fragrant, steaming cup, sips the rich liquid, to see the smile of approval that flits across his face. For the very distinguished guest is especially…

Maypole Tea

Compliments of my mum, touring England at the moment.  Prints are from Blists Victorian Town, part of the Ironbridge Gorge area. The area played a very big role in the Industrial Revolution. The tile mural is from nearby Jackfield Tile Museum. Enjoy!     More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Raw Food Diet ~1900 Domestic…

Coffee Monday: Yuban 1921

Yuban Advertisements. Happy Monday! And then... Pancakes and coffee - such coffee. It was hard to tell which warmed the heart more, the coffee or the Southern hospitality. It took several butlers and many covered dishes to serve breakfast at Aunt Letty's on Drive, but her coffee was her pride - its preparation was a…

Wine Shipping Prices ~1912

Price of Wine in 1912 Cheers to wine clubs! For those who enjoy the occasional tipple but live far away from the wine , country, wine clubs offer access. Shipping wine from distributer to consumer has been around for hundreds of years. Here's a curious find. Wine distributor prices from 1912 from Clarke's wine:  Look closely.…