As many of you may know, I LOVE cooking recipes from the pioneer days, and even have some cookbooks from the early 20th century and a few from the late 19th century.
I have yet to delve into cooking anything earlier than that, mainly because the recipes are quite difficult to decipher, with strange language, and odd words.
That’s why I was so excited to find the youtube channel:
This channel is run by the company Jas. Townsend & Son Inc. Here is a quote from their website:
“We manufacture and sell quality reproduction clothing and personal accessories from the 18th and 19th century.We service the living history community, historic sites, museums, and theatrical, motion picture, and television production companies.”
If you’re interested in pioneer cooking and old school living, this is the channel for you. It’s jam packed with wonderful and informative cooking videos. They have other videos as well. Thinking about a old fashioned barn raising? The Townsends have a video just for you! Other topics include:
- block printing
- setting up a wedge tent
- knife care
- candle making
- tomahawk throwing
- building earthen ovens
- meat preservation
- bed roll shelters
- making a bed with dead leaves
If you’re interested in their videos, head over to their channel HERE. You can find their clothing and other products HERE. If you’d like to head to their blog, find some wonderful old timey recipes, and show it some love, you can do that at:
All week, I’ll be featuring a recipe video from the Townsend channel. I hope you enjoy learning about this period in our history as much as I do!
HERE’S TODAY’S VIDEO! Simple Biscuits circa 1730 from The Compleat Housewife by Eliza Smith. These are more like crackers, than a traditional American biscuit as we know it today.
INGREDIENTS: (For the complete recipe, FOLLOW THIS LINK or watch the video below)
- 4 cups Flour
- ½ cup sugar
- Caraway seeds
- 1 Egg
- 4 oz. Butter
Until next time… Namaste my friends