Frog’s Legs ~1897

Frog's Legs Recipe In honor of Leap Year, today is Frog's Legs Day! To celebrate, here's a recipe for fried frog's legs. Unfortunately, I don't have access to frog's legs to try this one out. In fact, the only place I've ever seen frog's legs on the menu was outside of Poverty Point, Louisiana (which... Continue Reading →

Conquering Cupid ~1905

Happy Valentine's Day. Source: Ottumwa Tri-Weekly Courier, 1905. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks. David Copperfield on Cookbooks ~1850 Kisses from 1866 Wine and Heaven in 1837  

Merry Christmas

From my family to yours. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Snapdragon and Roast Goose ~1900 White House Christmas Dinner ~1889 Christmas Greetings ~1886

On This Christmas Eve…

Wishing you and yours a peaceful holiday. Warmly, Erin More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Mrs. Beeton Christmas Cake ~1861 A Christmas Party ~1866 Plain and Elaborate Christmas Dinners ~1904

Christmas Dinner ~1928

Canada Dry Christmas Dinner So now is come our joyful'st feast! Let every man be jolly; Each room with ivy leaves is drest, and every post with holly.   If Canada Dry still came in a champagne bottle, I'm sure it would do well over the holidays. The kids get sparkling cider, but I'm guessing... Continue Reading →

Bartering for the Christmas Turkey

Planning for Christmas. Found this little gem. Official title is "A backwoods Santa Claus exchanging Christmas things for turkeys" by Peter Newel, c. 1894, published in Haper's Magazine. Yesterday was the first day I braved the crowds to do a little holiday shopping. I'm intrigued by the idea of bartering for special gifts, though I'm... Continue Reading →

Happy Thanksgiving ~1919

May your day be filled with excellent food, agreeable company, and warm memories! Cheers! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Thanksgiving ~1895 Thanksgiving Pie “The Crown of the Feast”~1866 Inseparable from the Charm of the Turkey Is the Dressing Thereof ~1905

Happy 4th! ~1918

Esteemed Readers: If you are on this side of the pond, I wish you all a very happy holiday. If you're on the other side and everywhere else, cheers! Happy Fourth of July, Erin Source: School for bakers and cooks, Camp Sheridan, Alabama, 1918. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Victorian Picnic Menu ~1880 July... Continue Reading →

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