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Online Historic Cookbooks

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Hello and Happy New Year to everyone.

I have tidied up my list of freely available historic cookbooks, checked all links, and thought that some of you may be interested.

It is at <a href="http://www.mydatabus.com/public/TheOldFoodie/z/Online_Historic_Cookbooks3.pdf">Online_Historic_Cookbooks3.pdf</a>

I do want some feedback please - there are bound to be errors, and if you have any to add it would be especially welcome. I'll keep you up-to-date with any changes.

If any of you would prefer the Excel spreadsheet from which the pdf was derived, just pm or email me and I'll send.

[edited to ask about feedback - I hit the post button too soon - must be that New Year Champagne!]

Janet


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Janet (a.k.a The Old Foodie)

My Blog "The Old Foodie" gives you a short food history story each weekday day, always with a historic recipe, and sometimes a historic menu.

My email address is: theoldfoodie@fastmail.fm

Anything is bearable if you can make a story out of it. N. Scott Momaday

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Thank you!

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Makes me happy just to look at it!

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Happy new year, Janet (and everyone else)! Impressive clickable list there!


Michael aka "Pan

 

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Janet, thank you so much. That list is amazing!


"Commit random acts of senseless kindness"

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Thanks everyone, I hoped you'd like it and find it useful and interesting.

There are already some updates pending - perhaps at the weekend when I have time to add them.

I'll keep you informed of changes, and if you have any to suggest, please let me know.

Janet


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Janet (a.k.a The Old Foodie)

My Blog "The Old Foodie" gives you a short food history story each weekday day, always with a historic recipe, and sometimes a historic menu.

My email address is: theoldfoodie@fastmail.fm

Anything is bearable if you can make a story out of it. N. Scott Momaday

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Thank you Janet

I have been searching for a copy of a cookbook for a recipe my mother used to make Christmas cake and I think it is among the listings. My family thanks you also. :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:


"Flay your Suffolk bought-this-morning sole with organic hand-cracked pepper and blasted salt. Thrill each side for four minutes at torchmark haut. Interrogate a lemon. Embarrass any tough roots from the samphire. Then bamboozle till it's al dente with that certain je ne sais quoi."

Arabella Weir as Minty Marchmont - Posh Nosh

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Hello everyone.

I have added to this list - more in French from the Gallica site - no doubt there are more there that I haven't identified - and the Advertising cookbooks from the Duke University Digital Scriptorium.

The location is the same

http://www.mydatabus.com/public/TheOldFood..._Cookbooks3.pdf

The advertising books can be seen directly at

http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/dynaweb/eaa/cookbooks/

lots of goodies there - several Jell-O books from the 20's, several from the Lydia Pinkham company, one about Smoked Salt. There is one lone English one the Be-Ro cookbook - wonderful. The first things I ever baked were from a tatty old copy that had belonged to my grandmother.

I wont add any more to the list for the foreseeable future - unless some fantastic pre-1800 sites come up.

Have fun.


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Janet (a.k.a The Old Foodie)

My Blog "The Old Foodie" gives you a short food history story each weekday day, always with a historic recipe, and sometimes a historic menu.

My email address is: theoldfoodie@fastmail.fm

Anything is bearable if you can make a story out of it. N. Scott Momaday

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Thank you so much for your time and effort in producing this list, and for being so generous as to share it.

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Thank you so much for your time and effort in producing this list, and for being so generous as to share it.

I am absolutely stunned - that file has been downloaded nearly 500 times! I thought only a small handful of people might be interested.

There is clearly more interest (or curiosity anyway) about food history than I thought.

I am delighted!


Happy Feasting

Janet (a.k.a The Old Foodie)

My Blog "The Old Foodie" gives you a short food history story each weekday day, always with a historic recipe, and sometimes a historic menu.

My email address is: theoldfoodie@fastmail.fm

Anything is bearable if you can make a story out of it. N. Scott Momaday

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Hi Janet,

I used the link from this thread in E-Gullet and downloaded a 60 byte PDF file that was unreadable.

Having visited your blog page recently, I went there and found the working link.

This was the one that worked:

http://www.mydatabus.com/public/TheOldFood...cCookbooks3.pdf


Nick Reynolds, aka "nickrey"

"The Internet is full of false information." Plato
My eG Foodblog

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Hi Janet,

I used the link from this thread in E-Gullet and downloaded a 60 byte PDF file that was unreadable.

Having visited your blog page recently, I went there and found the working link.

This was the one that worked:

http://www.mydatabus.com/public/TheOldFood...cCookbooks3.pdf

Hello nickrey

I had to reload that page at some stage, and the old link on eGullet is now defunct.

The list has been considerably updated since then - I must get around to putting up a new version. If you want the basic Excel spreadsheet from which the pdf was derived, just pm me and I will send - it is easier to adapt it to your own purposes.

As soon as I have cleaned up the very messy Version 4 (too many dead links, new links, and duplicates), I will post to the blog and to here.


Happy Feasting

Janet (a.k.a The Old Foodie)

My Blog "The Old Foodie" gives you a short food history story each weekday day, always with a historic recipe, and sometimes a historic menu.

My email address is: theoldfoodie@fastmail.fm

Anything is bearable if you can make a story out of it. N. Scott Momaday

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