Cooking & Food

Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, and Hints to Young Housekeepers

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Elizabeth E. Lea


The compiler of [this book] having entered early in life upon a train of duties, was frequently embarrassed by her ignorance of domestic aff…

The Complete Book of Cheese

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Bob Brown


Bob Brown, after living thirty years in as many foreign lands and enjoying countless national cheeses at the source, returned to New York an…

How to Cook Fish

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Myrtle Reed


Olive Green is the pseudonym for the prolific late 19th Century/early 20th Century author, Myrtle Reed. She wrote over thirty-three books an…

Food Values

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Dr. Albert Philip Sy


A short pamphlet from WWI, a sequel of sorts to "Food Preparedness." It first describes basic nutrition and things to consider whe…

The Ideal Bartender

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Tom Bullock


The book was written by Tom Bullock, a well-known bartender at the St. Louis Country Club. His skills as a bartender were so remarkable that…

A Little Cook Book for a Little Girl

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Caroline French Benton


Join Margaret, a little girl who really wants to learn how to properly cook and bake everything from seafood to cake, as she sets out to mak…

American Cookery

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Amelia Simmons


American Cookery, by Amelia Simmons, was the first known cookbook written by an American, published in 1796. Until this time, the cookbooks …

Chocolate: or, An Indian Drinke

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Antonio Colmenero De Ledesma


The Author sings the praises of Chocolate. "By the wise and Moderate use whereof, Health is preserved, Sicknesse Diverted, and Cured, e…

Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation, Harvesting, Curing and Uses

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Maurice Grenville Kains


This book describes use and care, and growing of herbs for cooking, healing and other interesting miscellaneous information related to herbs…

Good Things to Eat As Suggested By Rufus

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Rufus Estes


Rufus Estes was born a slave in 1857 in Tennessee, and experienced first hand the turmoil of the Civil War. He began working in a Nashville …

Six Cups of Coffee

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Various


It is not much to say that nine-tenths of that decoction which passes under the name of coffee, is unworthy to be so called, and that many p…

Culture and Cooking; Or, Art in the Kitchen

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Catherine Owen


This is not a cookery book. It makes no attempt to replace a good one; it is rather an effort to fill up the gap between you and your househ…

Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation, Harvesting, Curing and Uses (Version 2)

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Maurice Grenville Kains


Culinary Herbs may be regarded as the secret to preparing good food from antiquity to the the height of culinary art. Maurice Grenville Kain…

Billy in Bunbury

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Royal Baking Powder Company


This 1924 poem/recipe book, designed as promotional material for the Royal Baking Powder Company, is set in the Oz community of Bunbury. Lit…

Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery

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Arthur Gay Payne


This is a little cookbook of vegetarian recipes, which were only slowly gaining popularity in England at the time of its publication in 1891…

The Story of a Loaf of Bread

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Thomas Barlow Wood


According to the author in the preface, he has "ventured to write this little book with some diffidence, for it deals with farming, mil…

Rhymed Receipts for Any Occasion

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Imogen Clark


In addition to being amusing, recipes written in a poetic form were easy to remember and used as learning tools for the young housekeeper. M…

Ketchup

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A. W. Bitting


The Bittings have written a number of books on canning and home preparation of food. This short volume includes a brief description of the p…

Marion Harland's Cookery for Beginners

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Marion Harland


With this book, Marion Harland presents the reader and listener with "A Series of Familiar Lessons for Young Housekeepers". Housek…

Common Sense in the Household: A Manual of Practical Housewifery

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Marion Harland


This is a practical guide to running a household in 1883. Marion Harland not only walks us through a number of important topics such as how …

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