Books For Cooks
Books for Cooks is a great place to browse through excerpts from historical cookbooks. The books in the collection range from medieval times to the 1900s. In a cookbook from the 1940s we see recipes and food advice for hard times. For example, there's a recipe for Scotch eggs that includes suggestions for meat substitutes if money is tight. From the early 1700s there are recipes for savoury puddings. If you're wanting to recreate an historical dish, be warned that some cooking experience is required for these. One recipe gives the list of ingredients, advises the cook to mix them together, and then says simply, "Bake it not too much." Via Bibi's box.