Twenty Century Cook Book
An Up-to-Date and Skillful
Preparation on the Art
Modern Candy Making Simplified
The Process of Drying Fruits and Vegetables
Butchering Time Recipes
Compiled and Published by
The Geographical Publishing Co.
Snap Shots At Cookery
Published by The Ladies of the Church of the Ascension
Buffalo, New York
Revised Edition, 1909
Published by Peter Paul & Son
Outing Publishing Company
Horace Sowers Kephart (September 8, 1862 – April 2, 1931) was an American travel writer and librarian, best known as the author of Our Southern Highlanders, about his life in the Great Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina.
He wrote of his experiences in a series of articles in the magazine Field and Stream. These articles were collected into his first book, Camping and Woodcraft, which was first published in 1906. While mostly a manual of living outdoors.
He also published some more books of the same theme such as Camp Cookery(1910) and Sporting Firearms (1912). In addition, he wrote The Hunting Rifle section of Guns, Ammunition and Tackle (New York: Macmillan, 1904), a volume of Caspar Whitney’s prestigious American Sportsman’s Library.
“Salads, Sandwiches and
Chafing Dish Dainties”
Janet M Hill
Published by Little, Brown and Company
A digression: several years back I came across plans and drawings for a beautiful chafing dish table in mission style that I build for some friends of mine celebrating their wedding anniversary. Back then I didn’t have the faintest idea what a chafing dish was. Now I do – Ted 😉
Janet McKenzie Hill (1852–1933) was a prominent early practitioner of culinary reform, food science and scientific cooking, author of many cookbooks.
Hill was born in Westfield, Massachusetts, the daughter of Alexander McKenzie, a clergyman, and Nancy (Lewis) McKenzie. In 1873 she married Benjamin M. Hill. Hill took up the study of cooking and its related sciences later in life: she returned to school around age 40, graduating from the Boston Cooking School in 1892. Fannie Farmer was assistant principal at the time. In 1896 she founded the Boston Cooking School Magazine (later renamed American Cookery). Hill produced several cookbooks promoting the products of a particular company, a practice that began during this period. Alice Bradley, an 1897 graduate of the Boston Cooking School, who later bought Miss Farmer’s Cooking school and was cooking editor of the Woman’s Home Companion for twenty years, got her start doing cooking demonstrations for Hill.
“365 Luncheon Dishes –
A Luncheon Dish for every day in the year”
Marion Harlan, Christine Terhune Herrick, Boston Cooking School Magazine, Table Talk, Good Housekeeping, and others.
Published in Philadelphia
by George W Jacobs & Co
From the preface: The author has long been interested in bettering the condition of household workers and has planned for their use the establishment of a hotel and recreation centre with classes in the different branches of household work. This has led to the preparation of these simple directions for the use of the many who may not be able to attend such classes but who desire to advance themselves by becoming more proficient.
These directions are written for the cook. They are intended to assist her to do her work in the most approved way.
This book is not intended as a cookbook although a number of useful recipes are given. It is written for the use of those who apply for employment as cook and who are, therefore, supposed to know the fundamental principles of cooking.
By following these directions the cook will be reviled of the necessity of constantly asking for instruction from her employer.
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TABLE DECORATIONS AND DELICACIES
A Complete Hand-Book For The Hostess
(Mrs. John Dawson Follet)
With Ninety-Six Illustrations
Published in Philadelphia
by The John c Winston Company
I was unable to find anything about Hester Price aka Mrs. John Dawson Follet
on the net so the beginning of her foreword in the book will have to do – Ted
To the Hostess:
Every book. however unpretentious in character, owes its origin to an inspiration. If practical, it has a distinct object. This picture book for housekeepers is designed to give some sort of permanence to chiIdhood memories as well as to ideas garnered in later days. These ideas are set forth with the hope that they may be of value to many women who are too busy to give much time to the decorative side of housekeeping. The illustrations show how easily one may brighten and elaborate the table every day and especially upon high days and holidays.
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The old cook book in pdf format that I posted last week received quite some interest both on the blog and on Twitter so I thought I’d better check and see how many of these old cook books I have collected over the last couple of years. Maybe it was enough to build a posting series on. Well, the count came to 72, and that is cook book posting for nearly one and a half year if I post one a week, on Wednesday for example. No need to think more about that is it, all that is needed is a recognizable heading. The one on top here ought to do the trick – Ted
“Breakfast, Luncheon And Tea” by Marion Harland.
From the “Common Sense in the Household” series.
Published by Scribner, Armstrong & Co in New York in 1875.
449 pages of 140 year old but still valid common sense.
Portrait of Mary Virginia Terhune aka Marion Harland,
mother of Albert Payson Terhune and a prominent writer herself
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Here’s a little treat for all you lovers of chocolate and cocoa; “Walter Baker & Co’s Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes By Miss Parloa and Home Made Candy Recipes By Mrs Janet McKenzie Hill” published in 1909.
64 pages of chocolate and candy delight, richly illustrated with beautiful colour lithographies. And all you need to do to make it yours in pdf format is to click the image above and download it. More old cook book’s in pdf may follow at a later date Enjoy – Ted
You can also download the book by clicking here –> When the pdf opens, move your mouse cursor down in the right hand corner and click the diskette symbol.