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!
Good Housekeeping Everyday Cookbook
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
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.
Good Meals and How to Prepare Them:
A Guide to Meal-Planning,
Cooking, and Serving
By: Katharine A. Fisher Director-
Good Housekeeping Institute
The way to a man’s heart:
The Settlement Cook Book
By: Mrs. Simon Kander
The Settlement cook Book:
Treasured recipes of seven decades-
The famous all purpose cook book
for beginner and expert
By: Simon and Schuster
Fannie Farmer Cookbook
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.
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!
stay tuned for the first recipe –
in the next edition of