Author’s Message from the Past ~1866

What a treasure. Antique cookbooks offer up their gems in unexpected ways. This is the last paragraph of a forward written by Jennie June Croly in 1866. In it, we find all of the optimism and emotions of her audience - a new bride - and the voice of tempered experience forewarning of hardships to... Continue Reading →

"There is no dish, perhaps, that comes to the table which gives such general satisfaction as well prepared soup." My children would agree! This is a wonderful introduction on the topic of making soup. There are so many little bits of advice throughout. For example, I didn't know that skimming soup when it first boils... Continue Reading →

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