Tuesday, October 15, 2013

1910 Characters Need To Eat: Recipes For Your Book

Dinner conversation can be very enlightening - particularly when there is a special announcement for the family.  That is, your character's family.

What was served?  How was it made?

Here are a  cookbooks you can use for your research:

(I did add a couple older cookbooks if your cook ay have used receipts from an earlier time.)

GOLD MEDAL FLOUR COOK BOOK (1910)
The above link is courtesy of Gutenberg. org

Dr. Price Cook Book (The New)
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The Rumford Complete Cookbook (1908)
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The Pattern cook-book (1890)
Butterick Publishing
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The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887): The Whole Comprising a Comprehensive Cyclopedia of Information for the Home
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The American woman's cook-book : approved household recipes... (1910)
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NOTES:
We call recipes, they called receipts.
You will notice there aren't any oven degrees or times. They didn't have the nice ovens we have today.