Catchup Recipe. How to make it in the best manner. Today's recipe does not make it into the 5 ingredients or less category. Lots of condiments get labeled as 'ketchup' in antique cookbooks. Chiefly, a mushroom concoction appears by the mid to late 1800s. The recipe below is the first I've seen that: (1) uses... Continue Reading →
Sauce a tous Mets. One can never have enough sauce recipes! Here's one that requires some planning ahead (8 hours), but could probably work in a slow cooker. Ingredients: 1 pint stock 1 large glass white wine Pepper/salt A little thin lemon peel (guesses on amount?) Bay leave Dash of good vinegar Yum! More Fun... Continue Reading →
Recipe for Melted Butter. The great diplomatist, Talleyrand, used to say, that England had 120 religions, but only one sauce, and that melted butter. Melted butter is for the table of the simple artizan. Enjoyed some with artichokes the other evening. Source: Soyer's Shilling Cookery for the People, 1855. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks... Continue Reading →
Recipe for Black Butter. Huh. I had to read and re-read this recipe about 4 times. Definitely a cliff-hanger of sorts here... What article would be suitable for this kind of sauce? Source: Soyer's Shilling Cookery for the People, 1855. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Hot Chocolate (American and French) ~1897 Fried Cauliflower ~1887... Continue Reading →
Thousand Island Salad Dressing Recipe. Salad dressing recipes are few and far between in the older cookbooks. This recipe for Thousand Island Salad Dressing comes from a slightly newer publication of 1917, and is both novel and familiar at the same time. A hard feat to pull off for a 101-year-old salad dressing! What I... Continue Reading →
Easy ketchup recipe - nope, sorry "tomato butter" recipe. 3 ingredients or less! Ingredients: 10 Lbs. tomatoes 4 Lbs. brown sugar 1 qt. vinegar More Fun Discoveries Fried Tomatoes ~ 1866 Cures: Teething, Scurvy, Rattlesnakes, Etc. ~1856 Zucchini! I Found You! ~1880
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 →
Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe. Simple lemon butter sauce recipe from Simple Italian Cookery, compliments of Antonia Isola back in 1912. Butter Lemon juice Salt/pepper What would you put this on? This screams asparagus or peas. Maybe a white fish? Other ideas? More Fun Discoveries All Displays of Violence Are in Very Bad Taste ~1856 Boiled... Continue Reading →
By Antonia Isola Who's feeling in the mood for some old-fashioned, classic Italian home cooking? ME!!!! With a name like Antonia Isola, you know it's going to be good! This is a short text, about 60 pages, 5x8, but don't judge this book by its cover. Tucked inside are some amazing recipes packed with flavor!... Continue Reading →
This sounds delicious on top of ice cream! Source: Mrs. Crowen's American Lady's Cookery Book, 1866.
This one deserves reading all the way through, with quotes such as "crinkly yellow leaves," and, "With such sauce one might be driven to eat one's grandfather," and, "We whisper in confidence to housewives that water does as well as broth..." Source: Salt Lake Herald, December 25, 1889.
For this recipe you will need: 3 Thick Towels A Trowel 1 Pt. of Thick Cream An open mind Why not try it? Indeed... More Fun Discoveries Cream of Fresh Mushrooms, Soup ~1886 3 Course May Menu 1808 How to Boil Potatoes ~1856 Source: Mrs. Crowen's American Lady's Cookbook, 1866
I always think of curry as a relatively modern cooking flavor in American cuisine. Probably because curry was an uncommon seasoning in my rural American childhood home. That said, curry recipes are found in practically every circa 1800s American cookbook I've come across, which, if you think about it, is only logical. The British... Continue Reading →