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Old 12-18-2017, 08:19 AM   #1
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18th Century cooking series on Netflix

Hi, all. I recently discovered this Netflix channel by James Townsend & Sons, about indoor and outdoor cooking and related activities. He has a kitchen set on his property in Virginia and dozens, if not hundreds, of videos. He sometimes partners with historical places here in Virginia, like Washington's home. I watched probably an hour's worth last night

This one is about the differences between a typical 18th century and modern American kitchens.

https://youtu.be/axFFUdQdyJg
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I've mentioned him before in a thread somewhere...long, long ago, probably. Himself watches those videos often - far more often than he ever cooks. At least he doesn't cook up some of the foods he's told me about. There have been some interesting food combinations.
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I must have missed that, I don't remember hearing about it before. I'm thinking about trying the fried chicken recipe.
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I must have missed that, I don't remember hearing about it before. I'm thinking about trying the fried chicken recipe.
The recipe for the fried chicken sounds interesting. Let me know how it turns out.
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I've been subscribed to this guy's feed for a while now. I think one of the first dishes that drew me in was a recipe for spinach topped with poached eggs.
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Old 12-18-2017, 01:03 PM   #6
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Fascinating!! Thanks for the heads up on this GG.
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I found that YouTube channel about a year ago. I don't watch every one, but watch quite a few. I really enjoy the episodes with Michael Twitty, a food historian who writes about the foods of enslaved people, and the effect of these foods in modern cooking.

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We still wash dishes the old fashioned way...... No dishwasher. Only difference is we use modern detergents. :)
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Old 12-18-2017, 02:23 PM   #9
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We still wash dishes the old fashioned way...... No dishwasher. Only difference is we use modern detergents. :)
Presumably you also have a sink, faucets and a drain
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I found that YouTube channel about a year ago. I don't watch every one, but watch quite a few. I really enjoy the episodes with Michael Twitty, a food historian who writes about the foods of enslaved people, and the effect of these foods in modern cooking.
I watched a video with him last night, about making beef barbecue with a couple of sauces. He talked about how the slaves were given large pieces of meat during the winter holidays - typically the only time of year for most. I've seen him before on a couple of shows - can't remember where now. He has a very interesting perspective.
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