Dora and Jack 1923

Cream of Wheat Advertisement. Love this Cream of Wheat advertisement from a 1923 American Cookery magazine. How will you, dear reader, spend Valentine's Day? Any romantic plans? Maybe spend a few moments making googly eyes over a bowl of hot cereal in the morning before dashing off to work? Wisps of steam curling through the... Continue Reading →

5 Companies Over 100

Brands Still Around Today. Question: If you were to invest in one company and had to keep your money invested in that company for the next 50 years, what company would you pick? That is essentially the question that I stumbled across on Reddit the other day, which got me thinking about consumer product companies... Continue Reading →

Coffee Monday El Perco ~1911

Happy Monday! How about free coffee and wafers while you're shopping? El Perco - Is this short for The Perco(lator)? Very clever, indeed. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Camping Soup ~1910 Fried Quoits~1910 Lighthouse Kitchen ~1855

Corby Cake ~1915

Celebrating National Cake Day! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Chocolate Cake ~1897 Golden Sunshine Cake – 1922 Meets 2017 Teen Cannelons With Cream ~1886

Coffee Monday Yuban WWI ~1917

WWI Yuban Coffee Advertisement. To all who celebrate Armistice Day or Veterans Day. "There is no shortage of coffee. You may drink as much as you are accustomed to - You will not deprive the soldiers or the women and children abroad of their share." Great find! Happy Monday! More Fun Discoveries American Domestic Cookery... Continue Reading →

Don’t Waste Bread ~1916

Le Pain. Translation: Our duty is not to waste bread. From a group of posters designed by school children and others, some marked "Affiche composée par les enfants de France pour la prévoyance et les économies." Celebrating the 100th anniversary to the end of WWI. To honor the event, I am sharing several posters under... Continue Reading →

WWI Save Bread Propaganda ~1919

Eat Potatoes. From a group of posters designed by school children. As someone who is deathly allergic to bread, these children largely reflect how I feel in the kitchen... The 100th anniversary of the end of WWI is coming up. To honor the event, I'll be sharing several posters under the category: 'Economic and Industrial... Continue Reading →

Save Bread~1916

Eat Potatoes. From a group of posters designed by school children. As someone who is deathly allergic to bread, I approve! The 100th anniversary of the end of WWI is coming up. To honor the event, I'll be sharing several posters under the category: 'Economic and Industrial Aspects'. Source: Library of Congress More Fun Discoveries... Continue Reading →

Wanted: 500 Bakers ~1917

Also 100 Cooks. Alas, 'baker' is no longer a job classification in the military. I'm sure there were several good jokes about the bakery company! The 100th anniversary of the end of WWI is coming up. To honor the event, I'll be sharing several posters under the category: 'Economic and Industrial Aspects'. Source: Library of... Continue Reading →

WWI Bread Poster ~1917

Help Win the War, Save Bread. The 100th anniversary of the end of WWI is coming up. To honor the event, I'll be sharing several posters under the category: 'Economic and Industrial Aspects'. Source: Library of Congress More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Election Cake ~1875 Pickles ~1819 Grape Harvest ~2018  

Yuban Business Man 1914

Coffee Monday. Yuban Advertisement. Happy Monday! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Coffee Monday: Malt Coffee 1905 Common Sense Papers on Cookery Overview L’Eau de la Vie Recipe 1837

Coffee Monday Yuban Pleasure ~1919

Yuban Advertisement 1919. Has your morning coffee such heart-warming richness of flavor that each day it gives you new cheer, each day a fresh sense of the pleasantness of living? Happy Monday! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Fun Antique Cookbook Titles Domestic Economy and Bliss in 1877 Potato Omelet ~ 1900

Coffee Monday Yuban and Exercise ~1917

Yuban Coffee Advertisement. After exercise, you breath in its steaming fragrance and slowly sip its delicious flavor, at peace with the world... Happy Monday! More Fun Discoveries American Domestic Cookery ~1819 Coffee Monday: Washington’s Coffee British Wine Maker and Domestic Brewer Review ~1835  

Breakfast and Yuban Coffee ~1921

Yuban Advertisement. Coffee Monday. You rejoice in its clear, deep amber color as you pour it out and you notice its strength and richness in the cup - such "body" that the cream curls down into it in lazy, wavering spirals. Happy Monday! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Cape Cod Clam Chowder ~1866 Advice on... Continue Reading →

Coffee Monday Yuban ~1920

Yuban Coffee Advertisement. "No matter how tolerant a man may be of his food, he is always critical of the quality of his coffee." Yuban is the unfailing coffee. Happy Monday! More Fun Discoveries L’Eau de la Vie Recipe 1837 Coffee Monday: Washington’s Coffee British Wine Maker and Domestic Brewer Review ~1835  

Coffee Monday ~1920

Clear Eyed Businessman. "In every country where the impossible is demanded the American business man is sent for - America's greatest product." I love Yuban adverts. This makes me want to go take on the world. Maybe I'll start by having another cup of coffee, first... Happy Monday! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Cape... Continue Reading →

Coffee Monday: Edison Electric ~1920

Here Is Your Coffee, Jim. "Thanks, dear; you certainly do make delicious coffee, and I do like it served piping hot, with plenty of cream."   ... Don't the let the fact that you have plenty of servants deprive you of chummy breakfasts. Here's to a chummy Monday! Enjoy! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Thousand... Continue Reading →

Coffee Monday: Green Bag ~1919

Green Bag Coffee Advertisement. Happy Monday! "The coffee they talk about..." More Fun Discoveries L’Eau de la Vie Recipe 1837 Coffee Monday: Washington’s Coffee British Wine Maker and Domestic Brewer Review ~1835  

Coffee Monday ~1914

Yuban Advertisement 1914 Happy Monday! An entirely new idea of how good coffee can be! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Coffee Monday: Malt Coffee 1905 Common Sense Papers on Cookery Overview L’Eau de la Vie Recipe 1837

Coffee Monday: Maxwell House 1919

Happy Monday! The hat says 'Father Knickerbocker' which was the name of one of Washington Irving's friends around 1800 who was a character in Irving's first book. The name also became eponymous for knickerbockers as a piece of clothing that the character wore - not to the hat, as one might imagine in this image, but rather to... Continue Reading →

Coffee Monday ~1918

Yuban Advertisement 1918. Happy Monday! You see it in almost every grocer's window... More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Household Management: 4 Cultures 1915 Potatoes with Verjuice ~1825 Cream Custard ~1866

Yuban and Balls ~1918

Yuban Advertisement 1918. Coffee Monday. Happy Monday! This one is lovely. The butler is preparing the table while the young belles make their way down the stairs. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Breakfast Inspiration: Poached Eggs on Toast ~1917 Author’s Message from the Past ~1866 The Housewife ~1897  

Coffee Monday ~1919

Yuban Advertisement 1919. Happy Monday! ...fresh from the roasters, they package all this unusual flavor - package it so that none can escape.  Yuban comes to you as fresh as if it were still warm from the roasters. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Fun Antique Cookbook Titles Domestic Economy and Bliss in 1877 Potato... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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

The English Breakfast ~1921

Maxwell House and the English Breakfast. Coffee Monday. ...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... Continue Reading →

Coffee Monday: Yuban 1920

Yuban Coffee Advertisement. Happy Monday! More Fun Discoveries L’Eau de la Vie Recipe 1837 Coffee Monday: Washington’s Coffee British Wine Maker and Domestic Brewer Review ~1835  

Small Kitchen Stove Advertisement ~1855

Apparatus for Heating, Cooking, and Ventilating by Gas. Description. The more economical cousin of the deluxe gas stove shown here, this must-have kitchen apparatus will roast meat, bake a pie, and heat your soup all at once! Love it! Unsure as to how the ironing would happen here... but still, amazing little gas stove! Source:... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Coffee Monday: Yuban 1914

Yuban Advertisement. Your guests will be quick to appreciate the qualities that make Yuban the choice of the greatest coffee merchants. Happy Monday!   More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Black Bean Soup 1924 Mashed Pumpkin ~1885 September Menu ~1808  

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... Continue Reading →

Coffee Monday: Yuban 1916

Yuban Coffee Advertisement. Happy Monday! Where to start with this one? Enjoy! More Fun Discoveries L’Eau de la Vie Recipe 1837 Coffee Monday: Washington’s Coffee British Wine Maker and Domestic Brewer Review ~1835  

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... Continue Reading →

Coffee Monday: Washington’s Coffee

  Washington's Coffee, 1919. Happy Monday! Feeling like you're preparing for battle headed into work? That's why we have Washington's coffee! This advertisement hails from the tail end of WWI and certainly would have resonated with all of the troops returning home. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Coffee Monday: Good Coffee 1880 A Little... Continue Reading →

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.... Continue Reading →

Heinz 57 Varieties

Heinze 57 Advertisement. Everyone has heard of Heinz 57, but did you realize that there were originally 57 different varieties of Heinz? For some reason I thought the 57 referred to 1957. Stumbled across this fun advertisement from a 1904 newspaper. Check these out: Catsup (obvious) Enriched Figs India Relish Select Queen Olives Cherry Preserves... Continue Reading →

President McKinley in Monterey ~1901

Happy Presidents' Day. A small detour from the normal food-themed posts for Convivial Supper. I found a newspaper cutting from 1901 celebrating President McKinley's visit to my small town back in 1901. What fabulous hats! To those in the States, happy Presidents' Day! (For the rest of my wonderful readers, I shall raise a second... Continue Reading →

Wesson Cooking Oil ~1900

It is perfectly digestible, which lard is not. It is cleanly and free from disease-taint to which swine, from which lard is made, are liable. Dyspeptics can with impunity enjoy food made with it. It goes twice as far as lard or butter and is therefore cheaper. Wesson's Salad Oil is far greater value than... Continue Reading →

History of Aunt Jemima ~1919

This is a fascinating advertisement. A full page story within a story. The margins have small excerpts with their own narrative (Note the sack of 'Gold' on the table): The main story is two full columns: Interestingly, if the storyline is correct, all of this would have started around 1859. It references the Civil War,... Continue Reading →

This is a fun find! We have Pillbury's Best, Gold Medal, and Red Star - all lasting through the ages. Alas, no Hamilton's Fancy, Plant's Extra, Patapsco (great word), or King of All. More Fun Discoveries Illustration: Pastry ~1886 Cannelons With Cream ~1886 Corn Bread Recipe ~1905  

Calumet Baking Powder ~1917

Source: Winston Graphic, January 18, 1917. Talk about light, fluffy, tempting, and wholesome Jelly Rolls, Cakes, Biscuits, and other good things! My! But Calumet baking powder certainly beats the band for sure results - for purity, economy, and wholesome bakings. Tell your mother to try the Calumet Baking Powder on the money-back guarantee. Received high... Continue Reading →

Choice Teas and Family Groceries ~1867

Choice Teas Advertisement 1800s Their line of teas embrace all qualities known to housekeepers, and being imported direct are warranted to be "pure and unadulterated." (This sounds like Messrs. W.S. Corwin & Co. would qualify for an organic, non-GMO label!) There are few beverages more grateful than a good cup of tea... Ah, so true... Continue Reading →

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