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Old 04-26-2012, 05:22 AM   #11
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Radcliff College in Boston has a libray of cookbooks written by women. Some of them date back to the 1500's. Some great recipes on how to cook a whole stag, stuffed swans, etc. Some really weird yet elegant foods.

The Turkduckhen that is so popular today is not a new dish. That stuffed swan was stuffed with goose all the way down to a dove. You could spend days there reading those books. Just bring your white gloves with you.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:14 AM   #12
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You can also look through the Cookery section of the Gutenberg Project.

Cookery (Bookshelf) - Gutenberg

All out of copyright. Many historical and ancient. HTML, TXT, and some eBook formats.

Many more titles at Google Books.

https://www.google.com/search?q=cook...&start=10&sa=N
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:24 AM   #13
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@ Selkie,

This is a fanstastic post. So pleased that you have thought of it.

BOOKS, MAGAZINES & GOVERNMENT HISTORICAL RECIPES are the items I have been collecting since time memorial ... Since, I can read in several Latin Languages, I have quite a vast variety in Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French as well as German and Galician ( a language very similar to Portuguese with Latin overtones ) ...

Some of my faves include:

1) 1928 - The Parador Hotel Network Hotel Recipes ( there are 93 hotels, 50 which are purpose built & modern and the rest are restored fortresses and castles, manor mansions, monasteries, convents and palaces )

2) My Mom Eva´s Cake, Bread and Cookie Recipes from a book dating back to the 1950s ... Truly a treasure to have for international cake recipes and multi ethnic holiday cookies.

3) The regional Spanish cookbooks from the Tourism Bureau of Galicia, Cantabria, Andalusia, The Castillas, The Basque Country, Catalonia, Mallorca, Asturias and the Canary Islands, Melilla and Ceuta.

They are in Spanish and they contain historical dishes of each region.

I could go on and on, however, I am not home to provide the exact titles or publishing houses.

Have great day and thanks again for posting.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:39 AM   #14
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I got some old old BH&G cook books from Goodwill .. circa 1963:

- Barbeques and Picnics
- Lunches and Brunches

There was LOADS of these old BH&G books at Goodwill .. but at $3 a pop I didn't have enough to buy all 30+ of em!
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Not to mention the 100 year-old cookbook that has a recipe for beef stew which starts out with fifty cents worth of stew beef.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:50 PM   #17
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Josh At Dot,

Thanks for posting and your input. My mom had several:

Better Homes & Gardens, Woman´s Day, Family Circle and many other 1950s magazines and books ... Got them here, however, need the time to go through them ...

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