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Puffed Eggs for Dinner, Anyone?

I love this article and video about puffed eggs from Colonial Williamsburg's historic food blog. I've eaten eggs many ways for many meals, but I haven't seen eggs made this way before! Eggs weren’t just for breakfast in the 18th century. In fact, they were often a side dish to a meal, and not just relegated to the morning as in today’s modern world. More than 20 egg dishes can be found in the French Family Cook alone! Our Rare Breeds [...] Click here to view original web page at recipes...

Coffee Recipes from 1915

This group of interesting coffee recipes was published in the November 15, 1915 edition of the Daily Public Ledger in Maysville, Kentucky. We think of coffee as being that hot or iced drink that gives us the necessary kick in the morning to get moving ... or, maybe that kick to get through the mid-afternoon slump. Some might use instant coffee is cakes or cookies, but these recipes provide a far wider use of the caffeinated cup of Joe. The coffee recipes include coffee jelly, coffee mousse, ...

The Thirteen Colonies Cookbook

You probably have concluded that I have an attraction to "old" cookbooks and cookbooks about "old" food. I have always found the cookbooks are one of the best ways to peak into history and learn about the daily life of our ancestors ... certainly of our female ancestors. I picked up this little gem online for not very much money. It arrived today. I am in love!   The book is unique in that it describes foods and menus from the kitchen of aristocratic women of the late 18th ...

Blueberry Muffins and the St. Louis World’s Fair

When I was a little girl, portraits of my dad's grandparents and great grandparents hung on the wall outside my bedroom. These are from the early 20th century and earlier ... a time when it wasn't appropriate to smile in photographs like it is today.  These portraits scared the crap out of me! Especially the one of my dad's grandfather, Charles E. Jones (1885-1938). It was like one of those scary movies where the eyes in the portraits follow you around the room. Grandpa Charlie had ...

Early American Cookbooks

I must confess, I have an addiction to cookbooks, especially those published in the 19th and early 20th century. I love how they are written - the language is beautiful - and they are so simply done. The recipes and the narrative around them give us a glimpse of what life was like during a time nearly long forgotten. I have many print copies, many reproductions, and a lot on my iPad that I have downloaded ... those are easy to come by if they haven't been reprinted. I spent last week in ...