Ginger Wine ~1770

How to Make Ginger Wine. Ginger wine is traditionally made from ginger and raisins and first appeared in Britain in the 1740s. The wine can be fortified with brandy or cognac, or even diluted with lemonade. An interesting historical note: There was a widely held belief at the time that ginger wine helped prevent cholera,... Continue Reading →

Mistletoe ~1898

With her defiant air she sits beneath the chandelier; There hangs a spray of mistletoe, but still she shows no fear. Who wants to kiss his sweetheart when her brother's standing near? More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Plain and Elaborate Christmas Dinners ~1904 Holiday Beverages ~1902 A Christmas Party ~1866

Unprofitable Christmas ~1897

Just a quick post for today. Not technically food-related, but had to share. Off to work on Christmas preparations! Have a great one, all! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Happy Greasy Food Day ~1875 Orange Wine ~1837 Onion Sauce ~1855  

Holiday Humor ~1899

Victorian Era Christmas Cartoon Late 1800s. Happy holidays! More Fun Discoveries. A Little Cooking Humor ~1897 10 Victorian Jokes ~ Advertisements 1897      

Not to Blame ~1891

A Little Victorian Humor. Happy Tuesday! A little Victorian humor to start your day. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Daily Menu ~1915 Apple Jam ~ 1876 Bain-Marie ~1886

Curious Effects of Imagination ~1855

On Imagination and Food. Check on these next two stories from Soyer's Shilling Cookery for the People, circa 1855. Alexis was a formidable woman expressing self-confidence, wit, and irreverence. Enjoy! She actually has a point on that last part. Now we turn to politics, however... Source: Soyer's Shilling Cookery for the People, 1855. More Fun Discoveries from... Continue Reading →

On Ox Cheeks ~1855

Humorous Ox Cheek Story. Back, once again, with another entertaining excerpt from Soyer's Shilling Cookery for the People, circa 1855. The readers will be reminded that the author writes of accounts working with the Irish peasantry during the potato famine and this current collection of recipes is intended to provide economical and nutritious recipes for... Continue Reading →

Domestic Economy and Bliss in 1877

The Bargain Salmon. Delightful story of domestic mishaps from 1877. Lesson: Don't deceive your wife! Source: Common Sense Papers on Cookery, 1877 - check it out here. More Fun Discoveries Stewed Squirrels Recipe ~1886 Salted Almonds ~1897 Dish of Snow, Whipt Cream ~1866    

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