Saara who runs Let Hem Boyle writes on the blog: This blog is all about historical cooking, mainly focusing on the medieval and renaissance periods. I hope you’ll get inspired and see that cooking is fun and easy. The modernized recipes are only my suggestions, so feel free to try out and make your own! This blog and material is in English and in Finnish. Check out the upper bar of this page! You can find all the recipes there 🙂 enjoy!
A salad recipe found in “Swappin’ Good Recipes Feat. Cottage Cheese” published by American Dairy Association in 1970
Unless you were stinking rich I guess this was a salad you might have served rather seldom. Four servings of salad made from 8 freshly cooked lobster tail served with fresh pineapple was not cheap ingredients back in 1970, neither are they today. But man, it looks absolutely delicious.
The time for picnics is really back again here in Norway, this week has almost been to hot for comfort. That means it’s time to make fresh lemonade, bake pastries, make sandwiches and get the picnic baskets out of the cupboards and head for a nice park or the woods. Marvelous way to share a meal if you ask me – Ted
A quick dinner recipe found in “Mat for Travle” (Food for Busy People) published Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1982
I’m not quite sure why the authors of the book has chosen to call this dish English Casserole, it could just as easily has been from any of the Scandinavian countries. Not that this matter much, recipes have traveled to and fro over the North Sea for more than a 1000 years so who care where it came from initially, it looks delicious – Ted
An appatizer/lunch recipe found in “Cappelens Kokebok” published in 1995
Baking is a great way to cook potatoes. They can be eaten as regular boiled potatoes, but can also be served as an appetizer or main course together with suitable accessories. You should choose quite large potatoes, but it is also possible to bake smaller ones. Mealy varieties are best suited. Note that it is not a good idea to wrap the potatoes in aluminum foil. They get a much better taste and texture without.
The little guy there is Potato Pete and he was part of a campaign introduced during WWII to encourage the British population to eat home-grown vegetables.
A brownie recipe found in “Hershey’s Make It Chocolate!” published by Hershey in 1987
Mint is I guess something one either love or hate. I have friends who can’t stand it, but for my part I love it in any form. Nothing beat a good book and a steaming cup of mint tea in the evening particulary when combined with a few thin After Eight mint wafers. A couple of these brownies would do nicely too – Ted
A baking recipe found in “Crisco’s Good Cooking Made Easy Cook Book” published by Procter & Gamble co in 1978
I love the title of this recipe, “Easy Pizza Bread”. It makes it sound like we’ve baked this kind of bread since times immemorial and here, finally, is a simple and easy to make it. On the other hand I’ve never heard of pizza bread before now
A dinner recipe found in “What’s New in Cookery” published by Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Co in 1928
This dish was very popular among the people of the upper echelon in Norway in the seventies. As I’m in no way part of that crowd I’m not sure if they still serve it or if other dishes with similar confusing names are more in vogue in those circles to day
A continental waffle recipe found in “Spesialiteter fra 30 Land” (Specialities from 30 Countries) av Annette Wolter utgitt av Norsk Kunstforlag in 1977
Every country if not every county has got their own waffle recipe here in Europe. This one from Brussels feature grated lemon peel and yeast which will make them fluffy and give them a fresh taste – Ted
A vegatarian stew recipe found in “We love Comfort Food – Meatless Monday Recipes” a free E-book publlished by American Heart Association
The chickpea or chick pea (Cicer arietinum) is a legume of the family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. Its different types are variously known as gram, or Bengal gram, garbanzo or garbanzo bean, Egyptian pea. Its seeds are high in protein. It is one of the earliest cultivated legumes: 7,500-year-old remains have been found in the Middle East.