Monthly Archives: August 2013

Cooking without Water in Bosnia, 1996

Music – National Anthem Bosnia and Herzegovina (Narodna Himna) Kpm National Anthems CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY During the summer and fall of 1996, I had the privilege of working for a human rights organization, under the auspices of the United … Continue reading

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Not your Mother’s Salt

  Salt…we can’t live without it, yet when I grew up, there was only one salt on the family dinner table…..you know the one:  the blue canister with the little girl holding a yellow umbrella.  Finely processed, iodine added and … Continue reading

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Meatloaf Recipes

Miss Emma Cole shared a recipe for Meat Loaf in ‘The Spartan Cook Book’, published by The Sparta W.T.A., London, Ontario, Canada, in 1908. As was customary at the time, the recipe does not list the ingredients separately: ‘Two cups … Continue reading

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The Humble Meatloaf

Food tastes and preferences are always evolving; partly due to cultural differences, the success of a manufacturers’ advertising, conflicts and wars, how hectic one’s lifestyle is, etc. and one’s particular tastes, just to name a few. What about the humble … Continue reading

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Invalid Cookery – Feeding the Sick

In my cookbook collection, I have a number of older, out-of-print cookbooks, dating from about 1890 through the early 20th century. Many of them feature chapters on ‘Invalid Cooking’. Most are general-purpose cookbooks. Once again, cookbooks are like time capsules … Continue reading

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History of ‘Feed the Brute !’

A number of years ago, I purchased cookbooks from an estate sale. Among them was a copy of ‘Feed the Brute !’, by Marjorie Swift, published by Geoffrey Bles, in London, England, in 1925. Ms. Swift acknowledges in the beginning … Continue reading

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Cookbooks and Chernobyl

I recently purchased a copy of ‘Russian Regional Recipes’, by Susan Ward, published in 1993. I was fascinated to read a recipe for Marinated Mushrooms, which advised the reader that ‘…some of the enthusiasm for wild mushrooms is now tempered … Continue reading

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Why do we collect cookbooks? 6,381 and Counting!

Music – “What’s Cooking” from What’s Cooking by The Wolfe Gang. Released: 2010 CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC “The Vintage Cookbookery” website is up and a work in progress! Please visit it at http://www.vintagecookbookery.com. I will be posting a series … Continue reading

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