Fun Antique Cookbook Titles

Antique Cookbook Titles. The cook and housewife's manual : a practical system of modern domestic cookery and family management 1837 American cookery, or, The art of dressing viands, fish, poultry, and vegetables : and the best modes of making pastes, puffs, pies, tarts, puddings, custards, and preserves : and all kinds of cakes, from the…

Meringued Coffee ~1897

Meringued Coffee Recipe. Lots of early coffee recipes use various parts of eggs for fining and flavoring. Whipped cream isn't uncommon, but this is the first recipe I've come across that calls for a meringue and whipped cream concoction. More Fun Discoveries Pumpkin Soup ~1866 The Victorian Home: Yearly Staff Wages ~1880 History of Aunt…

Chocolate Cake ~1897

Here's to National Chocolate Cake Day. Happy National Chocolate Cake Day! Did you know that it was a challenge to find a chocolate cake recipe? Much more common are the spice cakes, rum cakes, citrus cakes, etc. I'm not sure why, but my conjecture is that there just weren't that many variations on chocolate cake?…

Rules for Eating ~1866

  Rules for Eating (1866). Eat slowly as if it was a pleasure you desired to prolong, rather than a duty to be got rid of as quickly as possible. Don't bring your prejudices, your dislikes, your annoyances, your past misfortunes, or future forebodings, to the table - they would spoil the best dinner. Respect…

Directions for Setting Refreshment Tables ~1866

Directions for Setting a Victorian Refreshment Table Now that the holiday season is upon us, hosts and hostesses should take note of how to properly arrange refreshments for your guests' gustatory pleasure! More Fun Discoveries 10 Victorian Jokes Spinach…Contains Little Nourishment ~1856 3 Course May Menu 1808   Source: Mrs. Crowen's American Lady's Cookery Book,…

Beef Loaf ~1904

It turns out that meatloaf is not a relic of the 1940s...Who knew? Note: For the careful reader, you'll find that the recipe is truncated. No, the recipe doesn't continue somewhere else in the paper. Talk about your 100 year-old cliffhanger! You'll just have to wing-it. My advice? Smother your beef loaf in ketchup and…

Corn Pudding ~1905

This recipe comes from a newspaper column entitled "The Home Department". Readers write in requests for certain recipes or household tips and then other readers respond. Of course, this means that there's a delay in getting the information out. Hence the introductory parens...and enter the niche market for Pinterest some 100+ years later. Source: The…

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…