"A Bachelor’s Cupboard" from 1906 in PDF

"A Bachelor's Cupboard" from 1906 in PDF

It is not often one gets a chance to laugh out loud when reading a cook book, but this book provides that chance in rich amount. “A Bachelor’s Cupboard” with the undertitle “Containing crumbs Culled from the Cupboards of the Great Unwedded” written in 1906 by  A Lyman Phillips is greatly entertining.

From the book intro:

“Being a bachelor is easy. Staying a bachelor—ah! there’s the hitch! But that’s another story. Yes, it’s easy to be a bachelor, but to be a thoroughbred, unless it is inbred and the single man is ” to the manner born,” is more difficult. It requires unlimited time, patience and education as well as a store of myriad bits of information on a multitude of subjects.

The “correct” bachelor must not only know how, but he must know why. He must be a woman’s man and a man’s man, an all-round ” good fellow.” He must “fit” everywhere and adapt himself to all sorts of society under all sorts of circumstances. Good breeding and kindliness of heart are the essentials. These, above everything, he must have; and given them, the other attributes may be easily acquired by study and observation.”

The book’s Chapters runs like this:

On Being a Bachelor
The Impecunious Bachelor
Stocking the Cupboard
Bachelor Etiquette
Around the Camp Fire
Carving and Game
Snacks of Sea Food
A Chat on Cheese
Devils and Grills
Mexican and Creole Cooking
Bachelor Bonnes Bouchees
Concerning Condiments
Variations with Vegetables
A Dissertation on Drinks
What to Pay for Wines
Correct Wines for all Occasions
Temperance Drinks
Correct Clothes
How a Man May Valet Himself
How to Cleanse Clothes


Bachelors out there should not miss out on the chance of downloading this exceedingly helpful publication. It provides hints and suggestions on a lot more than mere cooking. Unwed young women should grab  the chance too, so they can learn what they should expect from the unwed young men out there.

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77 Winning Recipes – Robin Hood Mills Ltd – 1931 in PDF

77 Winning Recipes - Robin Hood Mills Ltd - 1931 in PDF

From the book intro

Will you accept this 40 -page book as your complete guide to baking? You’ll find it contains the most concise and clearly presented instructions for practical baking that you have ever used. Every recipe is selected and tested in a home kitchen for practical use under exactly the same conditions that exist in your own home

The illustrations shown in this booklet were not touched by an artist’s brush. The baked products were brought right from the home kitchen to the photographer, placed before the camera and photographed in their true, natural colors. The grain, texture and color you see here are exactly what you may expect when you follow these recipes using Robin Hood flour.

Every Recipe in this book was
Prepared and Tested
In a Home Kitchen
Under the Supervision of
Robin Hood Mills Limited


A treasure chest of baking recipes for you here
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Go Outdoor’s 2017 Camping Cook Book in PDF

Go Outdoor’s 2017 Camping Cook Book in PDF

From the book intro

Here at GO Outdoors we’re excited to introduce you to
our second camping cookbook!

After the great response we received about the first one, we couldn’t wait to get started on a new, healthy and diet-friendly edition.

If you’re a vegetarian, a vegan, a pescatarian or you only eat gluten-free foods, you’ve no need to fear! Our selection of easy-to-cook camping recipes has come from the top camping blogger and they have plenty of experience cooking to different specifications in the great outdoors! In fact, these recipes are so delicious, you’ll want to make them at home, never mind just by the campfire.

Explore snacks, breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes and you’ll realise we’ve got all of your tastes covered right here!


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Successful Canning and Preserving from 1917 in PDF

Successful Canning and Preserving from 1917 in PDF

Successfull Canning
and Preserving
by Ola Powell

a book in the
Lippincott’s Home Manuales
series

Published by
J B Lippincot Co
in 1917


This book on classic canning and preserving counting more than
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Meals on Wheels by Lou Willson & Olive Hoover from 1937 in PDF

Meals on Wheels by Lou Willson & Olive Hoover from 1937 in PDF

Meals on Wheels

by
Lou Willson and Olive Hoover

Published by
Rumford Press
in
1937

Meals on Wheels is a book which solvesthe problems of cooking
in a trailer. The difficulties of cooking in  small space  are
overcome by following the expert suggestions of these authors.
The list of  essential equipmentwill save you money and space.
Complete menus, with recipes, are given for delightful
meals that can be prepared in half an hour.


This very entertaining book has in all honesty tips more
suited for the camping crowd than the hiking crowd.
Having said as much, the recipes are of course
well suited for both.
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The Cosmopolitan Cook & Recipe Book from 1882 in PDF

The Cosmopolitan Cook & Recipe Book from 1882 in PDF

The Cosmopolitan Cook & Recipe Book

Compiled, Edited and Published by
Dingens Brothers

in
1882

The object of the Cosmopolitan Cook and Recipe Book is
to provide the Public with a cheap but honest and practical
Cook Book, containing Recipes for the preparation of dishes
to suit all tastes and purses.

The compilers of this work have examined a large number
of Cook Books varying in price from one to five dollars, and
while they all contained some good Recipes, still they seemed to
a great extent to be copies of each other, most generally lacked
the details required to successfully produce the dish required,
and frequently seemed to be intended for persons of large
means only—that is, there was no attempt at economy.


This comprehensive 530 page cook & recipe book
published in 1882 can be yours for free
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Hungrytime Outdoors from 1940 in PDF

Hungrytime Outdoors from 1940 in PDF

HUNGRYTIME OUTDOORS

by Bill Kraus

Explorer – Scout Commissioner – Creve
Coeur Council. Member of Adventurers’
Club in Chicago

From the book intro: You can use it at home . . . for trips . . . for the family and friends. It is a valuable meal planner for that organization that counts on you for leadership in FUN and in GOOD EATING, which make for good health and snappy program. Keep this book always handy – ready to plan keen adventures in eating. Pass it on to friends that need help in planning picnics, trips, hikes, outings, and all the other excuses for GOOD EATING. They say when you eat outdoors . . . “everything you eat goes to your stomach . . .”

The book was published by
American National Dairy Council
in 1940


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The Century Cook Book & Family Medical Adviser from 1893 in PDF

The Century Cook Book & Family Medical Adviser from 1893 in PDF

The Century Cook Book
& Family Medical Adviser

by
Jennie A Hansey

In preparing this book for the public our object has been to fill a long-felt want, namely a book to which perplexed and inexperienced housekeepers can go and be sure that they will find therein something to tide them over the emergencies that occur in every household. In compiling the recipes for cooking we have aimed at simplicity and practicability, avoiding, as far as possible, all foreign and ambiguous terms; claiming that, as a rule, American names are good and explicit enough for American cooking.

Laird & Lee Publishers
1893


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above, but if you go a few pages down it will turn up.

The Complete American and Canadian Sportsman’s Encyclopedia of Valuable Instruction – 1913 Revised Edition in PDF

The Complete American and Canadian Sportsman's Encyclopedia of Valuable Instruction - 1913 Revised Edition in PDFFrom the book intro: This volume is respectfully tendered to its readers simply as a series of practical aid and suggestions about equipment, its selection, uses and care compiled in handy form, for the purpose mostly of aiding those about to start out for a “Trip to the woods”—especially so for those who desire and contemplate using a light (and a right outfit) which can be depended upon to smooth out the rough parts of a trip thus contributing to its success and the resultant benefits that accrue therefrom.


This 560 page book features anything you need to know about setting
up a camp, how to build fires, using camping cooking equipment,
setting up camp menus and the recipes to fill them with.
We’re talking retro camping at its best here
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Favorite Southern Recipes from1915 in PDF

Favorite Southern Recipes from1915 in PDF

The Southern Ruralist’s

Favorite Southern Recipes

published in 1915

This book was not for sale but was given free
as a premium with a 3 year subscription to
the Southern Ruralist at 1 dollar


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The Camping Cook Book in PDF

The Camping Cook Book in PDF

The Camping Cook Book

a free e-book published by
www.gooutdoors.co.uk

From the intro in the book:
Make your next outdoor adventure one to remember with
our selectio of easy-cook camping recipes from top camping
and outdoors bloggers.

We’ve got all of your needs covered – whatever your tastes, with
a varied range of food for every meal. Forget your typical campfire
burgers and sausages; these recipes create wholesome, healthy
and tasty food you’ll want to make again and again.

If you live in the UK or plan to go there
don’t miss out on Go Outdoor’s blog:

blog.gooutdoors.co.uk/


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Mrs De Graf’s Cook Book from 1922 in PDF

Mrs De Graf’s Cook Book from 1922 in PDF

Mrs De Graf’s Cook Book

Published by
H S Crocker Co Inc
San Francisco, California
in 1922

Belle de Graf

To the many whose requests that the works of the author
be put into book form, and whose interest was the main
influence that prompted the publication of this book, a deep
feeling of thanks is extended.

To the San Francisco Chronicle and the H. S. Crocker Co., Inc.,
whose cooperation made possible the printing and distribution
of this book, sincere appreciation is offered.

Belle de Graf - signature


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Nothing’s More Fun Than … Eating Outdoors in PDF

Nothing's More Fun Than ... Eating Outdoors in PDF

Nothing’s More Fun Than … Eating Outdoors

by Milton Youngren

Published by National Dairy Council in 1958


It’s a book full of recipes tested by experience . . . cookery hints . . . camp tricks . . . outdoor merriment.

When you and your friends head for the wonderland of the great outdoors, everybody’s going to want to eat! You’ll get a real kick out of being able to produce a delicious outdoor meal – one that’s fun and easy to fix.

I’ve camped on the banks of the Yellowstone River—by the clear waters of Bright Angel Creek at the bottom of the Grand Canyon—on the picturesque shores of Lake Champlain. I’ve toted a pack across Death Valley—carried grub along the Mohawk—enjoyed bear stew in Michigan—venison steaks on winter trails. You never need be hungry on a camping trip. At the end of each day’s going there’s the cheerful cooking fire the fragrance of food steaming in the pot—of Hunter’s Biscuits ready in a jiffy and maybe spiced with fresh, wild berries. Find your campsite, build the right kind of a cooking fire, get a supply of water at hand, and fill the air with that irresistible smell of food cooking in the open. There’s nothing else like it – From the intro by the author


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“A Thousand Ways To Please a Husband” – The First Edition from 1917 in pdf format

A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband

A Thousand Ways To Please a Husband

With Bettina’s Best Recipes

By
Louise Bennet Weaver
&
Helen Cowles le Cron

Illustrated by Elizabeth Coldbourne

:: THE DEDICATION ::
To every other little bride
Who has a ”Bob to please,
And says she’s tried and tried and tried
To cook with skill and ease.
And cant! – we offer here as guide
Bettina’s Recipes!
To her whose ”Bob’ is prone to wear
A sad and hungry look
Because the maid he thought so fair
Is – well – she just can’t cook!
To her we say: do not despair;
Just try Bettina’s Book

This is the first edition from 1917 and it offers a delightful look at homemaking before the advent of sophisticated appliances and fast food as well as the modern reality of women’s work outside the home. Unintentionally funny and historically revealing, the whimsically illustrated narrative abounds in simple and surprisingly relevant recipes.

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Free Historic Cook Books On The Net – Part 1

Free Historic Cook Books

A lot of the recipes found on blogs featuring historic recipes are found in these free books found on the net. The books on Google Books are not downloadable and has to be read on Google’s pages, but the books on archive.org can be downloaded in pdf and other formats.

APICIUS REDIVIVUS
or,
THE COOK’S ORACLE
published in 1817

Google Booksarchive.org

THE FRUGAL HOUSEWIFE
or,
Complete Woman Cook
published in 1796

Google Booksarchive.org

THE WHOLE
DUTY of a WOMAN
OR AN
Infalliabe GUIDE
TO THE FAIR SEX
published in 1707

Google Booksarchive.org

ENGLAND’S
NEWEST WAY in all
SORTS
OF
COOKERY, PASTRY
AND
All Pickles that are fit to be used

published in 1708

Google BooksLibrary of Congress
The one on Library of Congress can be
downloaded as jpg’s

A
COLLECTION
Of above Three Hundered
RECEIPTS
IN
Cookery,
Physick and Surgery

Publshed in 1714

Google Booksarchive.org