Illustration: Pastry ~1886

Today's post is dedicated to all of the Cook's Illustrated enthusiasts out there! Thank you, Miss Corson, for keeping it real for all 19th century home cooks. More Fun Discoveries Corn Bread Recipe ~1905 At the Head of the Vegetable Class Stands Bread ~1856 Cannelons With Cream ~1886 Source: Miss Corson's Practical American Cookery and…

10 Victorian Jokes ~

Often when perusing newspapers I run across jokes. While slightly off-topic for the blog's focus, I just had to share! Here's a selection of Victorian humor to brighten your day: "Ratty taste," said the butcher, "can't understand it. Those sausages were not made of rats, sir, and you know it. May be the cats had…