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Author Topic: Victoria Era Cookbooks?  (Read 451 times)
MoonlitRain
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« on: February 05, 2017, 05:00:09 am »

Does anyone have any suggestions for cookbooks rooted in the cuisine of the Victorian era?
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Miranda.T
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2017, 12:29:10 pm »

Surely one of Mrs Beeton's - available via Amazon (at least here in the UK)? If you have access to BBC iPlayer they have just started showing a programme called 'Further back in time for dinner' in which a family has an immersive experience of previous eras, revolving mainly around the food of the time (and, despite how that description sounds, it's actually quite good). Anyway, over the last couple of weeks they've gone from 1900 to 1919, including mentioning a few cookbooks you could try to track down.

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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 08:00:01 pm »

I second Mrs. Beetons, ebook available free at Project Gutenberg.

They have several vintage cookbooks (most of the thousands of free books on the site date to before 1923, some kind of watershed copyright date).  Here's a search for them ("cook book" gets more results than "cookbook"  You might try "cookery" as well)

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=cook+book

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MoonlitRain
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2017, 08:26:09 pm »

Thank you for the suggestions! I appreciate them!
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2017, 04:37:54 am »

I think we have two threads dedicated to the subject of recipes, and there may be specific cookbooks referenced. The first one is in this section (Anatomical).

http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,46201.0.html

Look for second thread in the "Historical" segment of the forum:

http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,48385.0.html
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MoonlitRain
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2017, 04:05:47 pm »

So I spent way more time than necessary on Project Gutenberg as well as archive.org looking at cookbooks between 1850 and the 1930's. It was so fascinating to see what was surprisingly contemporary as well as recipes for terrapin and mock turtle soup (where the first instruction is "procure a calf's head"). I had fun! Cheesy
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