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18th Century Cooking: Asparagus Forced in a French Roll & Asparagus Ragu (1774)

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18th century cooking… This week I’m sharing videos from the youtube channel TOWNSENDS, recipes from the 18th century. Scroll to the bottom for the video

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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.

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That’s why I was so excited to find the youtube channel:

Townsends

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:

Savoring the Past

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! This one includes two phenomenal recipes for asparagus. One of the recipes, Asparagus Forced in a French Loaf, is quite unique, and looks AMAZING! Quite frankly, I can’t wait to try it!

 

Until next time… Namaste my friends

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About Tamara Hoerner (1261 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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