Historic Recipe: Anchovies with Parmesan Cheese (1759)

Source: A Complete System of Cookery by William Verral (1759) All I want is comfort food at the moment and these seemed to fit the bill. Plus, apart from the anchovies (which took me a little bit to find – Lidl is your friend here), everything else was already in my kitchen. Recipe: Fry some bits... Continue Reading →

Historic Recipe: Wafers (1776)

Source: The Professed Cook; or, The Modern Art of Cookery, Pastry, and Confectionary, made Plain and Easy by B. Clermont (1776) Another work-related recipe… Wafers were eaten as far back at the late Medieval period at the end of a meal and were thought to settle the stomach. Into the eighteenth century, they became part... Continue Reading →

Historic Recipe: Bath Water Cakes (Eighteenth Century)

Source: Christiana Awdry’s Household Book, edited by Margaret Jensen (1995) Although this little book was published in 1995, it comprises of extracts from a privately-owned household book from the eighteenth century, containing both recipes and various cures for ailments. Interestingly, it is written in four different hands, suggesting it was passed down between family members... Continue Reading →

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