Eggs! Here's a fun introductory excerpt on all things eggs for your reading pleasure. Also including a recipe for baked omelet, which is new way to cook omelets. Note that this comes from the Crisco cookbook (more on that in a later post). Crisco! They snuck it in there as the first, all-important ingredient. There... Continue Reading →
Every breakfast table needs an egg stand. Check out this sketch from 1860 with a modern-day picture of a Victorian egg stand. Lovely! Hint: You can move the pictures back/forth by clicking on them.
What Victor Hugo Says about Eggs. Victor Hugo was accustomed to say that there were few things more inherently equivocal than an egg, and that he never broke the shell of one without a dim apprehension that the unexpected might suddenly make its appearance. Source: The Thorough Good Cook, 1895. More Fun Discoveries from Antique... Continue Reading →
Classic Eggs on Gluten Free Toast Recipe. You regularly find recipes using hardboiled eggs in various ways in antique cookbooks. This Eggs a la Goldenrod recipe almost treats the eggs like a sausage substitute in a sausage and gravy over biscuits breakfast - but instead you have eggs and gravy over toast. Yum! Prep Time:... Continue Reading →
Background on Eggs. Historical footnote on Orpheus, Pythagoras and their eggs, which you may or may not have known already: And then we find this footnote about Egyptians slinging their eggs around. Is this true?!? Any other interesting tidbits on eggs out there? Source: Soyer's Shilling Cookery for the People, 1855. More Fun Discoveries... Continue Reading →
Everyone has probably tried the old 'put the egg in water to see if they're fresh' trick. But did you know how old that trick really was? At least 150 years old - probably older. Whoa! More Fun Discoveries Dine we must ~1880 Coffee Custard ~1905 Spinning Sugar ~1886
Do you ever wonder how you'll keep your eggs fresh during the late summer heat waves? Of course you did, and now here is the answer: plaster. I think this works by eliminating contact with oxygen while providing insulation. I had to read all the way through to figure out that it was dry plaster,... Continue Reading →
This recipe is essentially deviled eggs served on bacon and smothered in gravy. My arteries just hardened a bit. If you were working hard all day on the farm in sub-zero weather, though, I could see where this would fill in all the nooks and crannies! I would probably pair this with black coffee or... Continue Reading →