Antique Recipes

Cooking and Castle Building, 1880: Yeast

Cooking and Castle Building:  Yeast.  I must confess, I didn't have a clue about yeast.  That is, I had no idea where it came from.  Do you?  Here, from Emma P. Ewing's 1880, 1890 cookbook-as-novel, Cooking and Castle Building, is a yeast recipe! Cooking and…
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Mrs. Lincoln’s Forefathers’ Day Dinner

Mrs. Lincoln's Forefathers' Day Dinner: Here's a recipe for succotash, the featured dish during an up-coming holiday that you may not know. Forefathers' Day is celebrated in Plymouth, Massachusetts on December 22 every year. (Curious about Forefathers' Day? Since Mrs. Lincoln's Boston Cook Book…
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War Cake Recipe, How to Cook a Wolf, M.F.K. Fisher

War Cake Recipe: Here's an extremely historic recipe from M.F.K. Fisher's How to Cook a Wolf, published in 1942, and republished in M.F.K. Fisher's The Art of Eating: War Cake, a cake to make when resources are tight. It used no eggs! Here's the cookbook:…
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Mrs. Lincoln’s Boston Cook Book, 1884, 1893

Mrs. Lincoln's Boston Cook Book, 1884, 1893: First edition, 1893 printing of one of the most famous antique cookbooks of the United States, Mrs. Lincoln's Boston Cook Book, published in 1884 by Roberts Brothers, Boston. Probably the most famous American cookbook. Mrs. Lincoln's copyright was…
200 years of Charleston Cooking, 1930, 1934
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200 Years of Charleston Cooking: Oyster Stew

200 Years Charleston Cooking: Oyster Stew.  200 Years of Charleston Cooking was published in 1930. By Blanche Rhett, Lettie Gay, and Helen Woodward. Here's one great recipe from that historic antique cookbook, a recipe originally from 1790, but revised several times. Yes, we have a…
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1804 Pancake Recipe, Wmsburg Art of Cookery

  Yes, we have a first edition, leather-bound copy of the 1938 cookbook.  You can see it here: Williamsbury Art of Cooking: First edition, first printing of the 1939 reprint of a 1742 cookbook. Full title is "The Williamsburg Art of Cookery, or, Accomplish'd…
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