To Re-Cook Cold Turkey ~1881

Leftover Turkey Recipe. Hope all of my readers who celebrate Thanksgiving enjoyed a lovely day! We had the traditional meal here with my folks. Good company, good food, good memories. Of course, one of the side benefits of having a large, traditional feast are the leftovers. It's an excuse to eat that piece of pumpkin... Continue Reading →

On Oysters ~1897

Late 1800s Introduction to Shellfish. No doubt that many will be celebrating the New Year with oysters. Delicious! Here is some sage advice on choosing and preparing these bivalves. Paragraph two - on storing oysters - is fantastic: Cellar floor Sheets Salt Corn meal Water Source: Motgomery Ward and Co's Common Sense Cookery, 1897. More... Continue Reading →

On Oysters and Chicken Salad ~1889

Mrs. Matthews, whose dinners have always been known as the most recherch√© of that gastronomic circle known as the supreme court, says that the Lynn Havens are the best of the American bivalves... Note: Recherch√© is exotic, rare, or esoteric. This is a fabulous line. One of the customs of the day was to solicit... Continue Reading →

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