Kitchen Design 1941

Fun sketches of practicle kitchen organization from 1941.

Nutritional Essentials 1941

Dietary sciences would have taken off during WWI. The average daily household nutritional intake below is quite different than what's recommended today, but surprisingly modest by any account. Excellent guidelines: Sweets - enough to make meals palatable. They only have 2 servings of breads and cereals, which is remarkably balanced. What stands out to you?... Continue Reading →

Rats! 1909

A Tale of Doom. So, I have a rat problem. In the garage, to be precise. I knew that there were critters in the garage, but largely dismissed them to be spiders and the odd ghost. I'd seen the signs - the odd droppings. Not overly concerned. Then the scritching started coming from inside the... Continue Reading →

Receipt against the Plague ~1747

Traveling to areas with known plague? Make sure that you are properly protected using this Receipt against the Plague. Truly an unexpected find. Camphor is known to be used as a natural mosquito repellant, so perhaps there's validity in this recipe if the ointment is effective in repelling fleas as well? Love the story about... Continue Reading →

School Lunch ~1907

Plain. Well Cooked. "An ill-nourished child is not always a pleasant one." #Hangry! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Apple Custard ~1881 Cookbook Subscribers ~1747 Golden Sunshine Cake ~1914

Herbs for Soups ~1917

The Season for Herbs "For herbs and such things for soups and tartar sauce I get parsley, mint, sage and summer savory in their season from large meat markets in the city..." This brief advice column outlines how to find herbs and spices, how to preserve them once acquired, and then how to use them... Continue Reading →

Place Settings ~1930

Formal and Informal Place Settings Excellent descriptive print of your individual table setting for those formal occasions. Think Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. A grande affaire! For the average Joe, however, something less grande fits the bill. Here's the everyday table setup. Of course, 90 years later, now we have: And on that note, have... Continue Reading →

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