Hello everyone! I am so excited to introduce this new series!!!

I am a firm believer in whole food cooking, the way our grandparents and great-grandparents used to prepare. So, I set out on a mission to find old cookbooks from the early to mid 1900’s. I found six cookbooks that fit the bill, with copyrights ranging from 1896 to 1954.

I have decided to work my way through each recipe, one by one, book by book, and share my experiences with you along the way. So, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month, I’ll be sharing another “THROWBACK THURSDAY” recipe!

 Here are my books!

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Good Housekeeping Everyday Cookbook

Copyright: 1903

I’ll be starting with this cookbook, as it is the oldest original version. This cookbook is unlike any I’ve seen before. I’ll take pictures of the pages/recipes, so you know what I mean. You’ll see why I believe it will be quite difficult to follow.

I’m starting at the very beginning. The first section is “Baking Powder Breads”.   The first recipe is POPOVERS. The recipe requires the use of a “Dover beater.” I want to be as authentic as possible, so, I found one on Ebay!  It’s an antique beater from the late 1800’s. I hesitate to use it!  However, it’s cast iron, so very sturdy. I just ordered it. Hopefully it’ll arrive in time to prepare the first recipe before the next article!

Practical Dietetics: Diet in Health and Disease

By: Alida Frances Pattee

Copyright: 1927

This book is mainly a nutrition book, but does include recipes. It’ll be fun to share some of the nutrition insights with you as well.

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Good Meals and How to Prepare Them:

A Guide to Meal-Planning,

Cooking, and Serving

Copyright: 1929

By: Katharine A. Fisher Director-

Good Housekeeping Institute

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The way to a man’s heart: 

The Settlement Cook Book

Copyright: 1940

By: Mrs. Simon Kander

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The Settlement cook Book:

Treasured recipes of seven decades-

The famous all purpose cook book

for beginner and expert

Copyright: 1954

By: Simon and Schuster

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Fannie Farmer Cookbook

Copyright: 1896

By: Fannie Merrit  Farmer

A facsimile of the original 1st edition – 1996

Boston Cooking School

While this book has the oldest copyright, it was reprinted in 1996, and not an original. I’m saving it for last.

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Well, there you have it! I’m so excited for this new series!

I’ve had these books for months and have put this off long enough!

Once again…

stay tuned for the first recipe –


in the next edition of

Throwback Thursday!

Let us stop for a moment to pray and meditate.

17 Comments on “Introducing….THROWBACK THURSDAY!

  1. Pingback: The Purple Almond: Where food is medicine. Throwback Thursday: 1903 Good housekeeping ~ Popovers

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